UPDATE: Man shot by Bradford Co. Deputies Identified

Published: Oct. 7, 2018 at 3:28 PM EDT
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UPDATE: The Bradford County Sheriff's Office has identified they man shot and killed by two of their Deputies Sunday morning as 39-year-old Anthony Lee Hodges.


The Bradford County Sheriff's Office positng on Facebook Sunday that two of its deputies shot and killed a man after a brief shootout.

This happened at a home on north west 216th street outside of the town of Lawtey.

The BCSO says that two of their deputies responded to a call at that home for a man having some type of mental health episode. When they arrived, the man opened fire on the deputies with a rifle, hitting their vehicles, but not them.

The deputies returned fire, hitting the man.

They performed first aid on him and called EMS, but the man died after being taken to the hospital.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been asked to investigate the incident.