Polk deputy shoots man in Lakeland

Polk deputy shoots man in Lakeland

Polk deputy shoots man in Lakeland

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The Polk County Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation after a deputy shot and killed a man on East Memorial Boulevard in Lakeland on Friday afternoon.

PCSO Public Information Officer Carrie Eleazer said the man was reported as missing and endangered after he had threatened to hurt himself.

Eleazer said when deputies found the man he took off. When they stopped him an altercation ensued and deputies shot him.

Officials say no deputies were injured in the altercation.

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