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Man shot in Newberry after opening fire at deputies

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

A man was shot in Newberry tonight after he fired at deputies who were trying to pull him over.

At around 9:30 p.m. this evening, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ASO) deputies observed a van driving erratically on SR 27/41 in Newberry and attempted to pull it over. The driver refused to pull over, so deputies initiated a pit maneuver near the intersection of SR 27/41 and Newberry Road. The driver of the van opened fire on deputies.

The SWAT team was called, a large number of ASO vehicles surrounded the van at the intersection, and gunfire was exchanged. The driver of the van was shot and reportedly died at the scene.

No officers were shot. Florida Department of Law Enforcement will be investigating the shooting, and ASO asks that you avoid the intersection overnight.

This is a developing story.

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