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Robbery Suspect Shot by Sheriff's Deputies in Gainesville

Police Shooting
Posted at 12:49 PM, May 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-13 12:49:00-04

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A 46-year-old man is being treated at a Gainesville hospital after a shootout with Alachua County Sheriff's deputies.

    

The shooting happened Tuesday shortly after two deputies spotted Yowab Ben-Israel on a bicycle. He matched the description of a man who had just robbed a Gainesville post office.

    

Sheriff's spokesman Art Forgey says the deputies followed the man to a shopping center.

    

The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/1E515XI ) reports witnesses told investigators they saw Ben-Israel pull a gun and point it at a deputy.

    

Forgey says he doesn't know how many shots were fired, or who shot first. Ben-Israel was hit several times and was taken to a hospital in stable condition. Neither the deputies nor bystanders were injured.

    

The shooting is being investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

    

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Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com

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5/13/2015 6:25:25 AM (GMT -4:00)