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Deputy shoots suspect

Deputy shoots suspect

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One man is in the hospital, after getting shot by a Pinellas County deputy.

It started around 8:30 last night at the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel in Largo.

Deputies got a tip that someone was planning an illegal gun sale in the parking lot.

One deputy spotted a car pulling in, and confronted the driver, Anthony Newkirk.

The deputy says Newkirk refused to get out of the car, and then started driving and reached into his pocket.

The deputy says he feared for his life and fired several times.

Newkirk was taken the hospital, where he is in stable condition.

The deputy is on paid leave.

 

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