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Deputy shoots man accused of trying to drown wife

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Posted at 8:21 AM, Apr 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-10 08:21:12-04
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida sheriff's deputy shot and injured a man who authorities say refused to put down his pistol after trying to drown his wife in a swimming pool at their home.
 
Volusia County Sheriff's officials tell news outlets the shooting happened early Monday after the couple got into a fight.
 
A neighbor called deputies after the woman banged on his front door, asking for help. When deputies arrived, the husband stepped outside the front door with a gun.
 
Sheriff's officials say the man refused to drop his weapon and fired at least one shot. A deputy fired back. The man was hit in the arm and leg and was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.
 
The wife also was taken to a hospital.
 
The deputies were placed on administrative leave.