Citrus County deputy-involved shooting leaves suspect hopitalized

FLORAL CITY, FLA. - - A suspect is in the hospital after being shot during a confrontation with Citrus County Sheriff's deputies.

The deputies were called to the home of Douglas Veltman, 58, in Floral City by a neighbor who thought Veltman might be suicidal.

When deputies arrived at the house, they found Veltman outside holding a weapon.

Veltman wouldn't show deputies his hands.

Shots were fired by the deputies, injuring Veltman, who was eventually flown to a local hospital.

The deputies involved are on administrative leave while the agency investigates.

There is no additional information on Veltman's condition, but the deputies involved in the confrontation were not injured. 

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