Community Alert: Deputy-Involved Shooting, New Port Richey
Pasco Sheriff’s deputies were conducting a stolen vehicle investigation in the area of Rowan Rd. and Trouble Creek Rd. in New Port Richey around 2:20 a.m., when they encountered an adult white male suspect in possession of the stolen vehicle. The suspect ran away and while doing so, turned and fired a handgun at the deputies who were pursuing the suspect. One deputy returned fire, striking the suspect, causing non-life threatening injuries. No deputies were injured.
The suspect is in custody and multiple charges are pending. Pursuant to PSO’s policy, this shooting is being investigated by Florida Department of Law Enforcement. No further information is available.