A Pasco County, Florida, deputy was shot after responding to a domestic violence incident in New Port Richey early Saturday morning.
The Sheriff’s Office said it received a call for the incident at a home before 12:30 a.m. Saturday. When deputies arrived, they confirmed that the suspect’s wife had been beaten. The suspect, 62-year-old Terrance Peterson, barricaded himself alone in his home and would not come out.
Shortly before 2 a.m., deputies made entry into the house and were approaching the bedroom door when Peterson began firing shots. One deputy was struck in the leg. Peterson continued firing his two guns as deputies were moving back.
A robot was sent inside which confirmed that the suspect had been shot. The deputy who was shot in the leg underwent surgery after the bullet hit an artery. He is recovering at the hospital.
Peterson was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.