Deputy Kills Woman

Posted at 9:23 AM, Nov 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-17 09:23:00-05

INVERNESS, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida sheriff's deputy fatally shot a woman who had grabbed his stun gun during an altercation and pointed it at him.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office says the shooting occurred early Monday morning at the entrance to a mobile home park in Inverness.

The deputy was responding to a disturbance call early Monday after someone called to report that 46-year-old Dawn Renee Cameron was trying to light her neighbor's truck on fire. According to an incident report, the deputy fired after she pointed the stun gun at him.

She was treated at the scene, then taken to a hospital where she died.

The deputy's name hasn't been released. He's on administrative leave, pending an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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