Hernando Co. deputies identfiy woman shot after pointing shotgun at deputies

Hernando Co. deputies shoot woman with shotgun

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla.-- Deputies responded to the scene of a suicidal woman who pointed a shotgun at deputies Sunday afternoon.

According to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, the woman had barricaded herself inside of a home located in the 900 block of Cedar Drive in Brooksville.

The woman had a shotgun and several other weapons inside of the home.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office's SWAT team also responded to the scene to assist the deputies and officers already on scene.

The woman reportedly walked outside of the home and pointed the shotgun at several deputies before she was shot.

She was airlifted to a local trauma center and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. There were no deputies injured in the shooting. 

She has since been identified as Lori Lee Brandon and a warrant was issued for her arrest Monday afternoon. She is facing five counts of Aggravated Assault with a firearm and will be sent to the Hernando County Detention Center upon her release from the hospital.  


The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will be taking over to do a further investigation and the three deputies involved will be put on paid administrative leave, as protocol permits. 

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