Deputies fatally shoot murder suspect after chase

Published 12-13-2018

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BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) - A man wanted for murder was fatally shot by deputies after leading them on a chase on one of Florida's busiest highways.

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office says the unidentified suspect fired shots at deputies after his vehicle was cornered in a median on Interstate 75.

Deputies returned fire, killing the suspect.

Deputies began following the murder suspect after authorities in a neighboring county notified them he was entering Sumter County, northwest of Orlando.

The sheriff's office says the suspect avoided multiple stop-sticks laid on the road to disable the car's tires. Deputies finally cornered the suspect in the highway's median.

The sheriff's office says the suspect fired shots after getting out of his vehicle.

Both lanes of the interstate were closed for at least an hour, backing up traffic.

Both lanes of the interstate were closed for at least an hour, backing up traffic.

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