BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (970 WFLA) - A man who Hernando County deputies say was aggressive to the point they had to shoot him, has died from his injuries, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.
A Hernando County deputy is on administrative leave, deputies said.
According to HCSO, deputies responded to a call regarding a possible arson at a residence on California Street. They say a man called HCSO saying he was being evicted and was presently setting the residence on fire.
According to initial reports, deputies say they were confronted by a man who was extremely aggressive and the situation escalated to the point deputies say they were forced to engage the suspect with deadly force.
The man, identified as 69 year-old James Palmer, has been airlifted to a trauma center with life threatening injuries, according to HCSO.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) will review the use of deadly force and will now take over this investigation.
The incident is also under review by HCSO Internal Affairs.