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Officer shot during standoff situation in Pensacola

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Posted at 4:04 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 16:37:38-05

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WTXL) — An officer has been shot after a stand off suspect opened fire on deputies in Pensacola.

Just after 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the Escambia County Sheriffs Office received a call about a suicide threat at 400 block of Limerick Drive.

Once on scene, the suspect opened fire on responding deputies and the deputies returned fire.

ESCO says one deputy suffered gunshot wounds and was transported to a local hospital.

The suspect was also transported to a local hospital. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirmed to WEAR that the suspect was injured.

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