June 23, 2024 8:03 pm
Police report states patient from mental health clinic was shot by officers, according to Ocala PD – Orlando Sentinel

On Sunday, a 23-year-old man was shot by an Ocala Police Department officer while being transported to a mental health clinic. The man’s family had called the police around 12:20 p.m. after he ran away from The Vines Hospital in Ocala where he was supposed to be admitted.

Just before 12:40 p.m., law enforcement found the man near the 5500 block of SW 27th Avenue. The police reported that he was behaving erratically and was considered an immediate threat, prompting one of the officers to fire a shot, injuring the man. He was then taken to HCA Hospital for treatment in critical condition.

Fortunately, no officers were injured during the incident. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting per protocol.

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