Police: Officer shoots, wounds armed man in Fla.

Posted at 7:45 AM, Dec 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-29 07:45:22-05

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A man was hospitalized in critical condition following an officer-involved shooting in Florida.

Sgt. Gary Gross tells news outlets 46-year-old Paul Dunn of the Lakeland Police Department shot a man who was armed with a handgun Monday night.

Gross says officers had received a call from a female seeking assistance in getting personal items out of a house. She said she wanted to avoid and altercation with a male.

When officers arrived, they knocked on the door to make contact with the male. One officer could see through a window that the man appeared to have a gun. Officers commanded him to drop the weapon. When he came out, he was still armed. Dunn then shot the man, who was later taken to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Dunn will be placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

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