Officer shoots Tampa man outside home - FOX 13 News

Officer shoots Tampa man outside home

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

Tampa police officers shot and injured a man who apparently waved a gun at them this morning on Peninsular Street.

Two officers were involved in the shooting in the 900 block around 4 a.m.

Police said they received a call that a man in his 30's was possibly suicidal. The call came from a family member.

When they arrived, they found the man sitting in a car. After officers tried to get the man out of the vehicle, he waved a gun at them.

That's when police say Officer Tim Bergman fired his weapon. He again showed the weapon, and Bergman fired another shot.

The suspect, identified as Jason Turk, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he is currently in surgery.

Stay with FOX 13 for updates.

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