PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA- According to the Pasco Sheriff’s office, investigations are being conducted to examine the cause behind the deputy-involved shooting case at the RaceTrac gas station.
The news states the location of the shooting occurrence to be at the intersection of US-19 and little road in Hudson. The exact location of the shooting was marked as the RaceTrac.
According to Sherriff, Chris Nocco an elderly person who had acted erratically at the parking lot was shot in return fire by the deputy.
According to Nacco, the man started talking to the deputy and said that he wanted to kill somebody and wanted to drive his vehicle into the gas pumps just to kill people.
Further, Nacco said that in an attempt to calm the person the deputy had offered him a cup of coffee and said, “Let’s talk about this. Let’s try to figure out what’s going on in your life and help you out.”
The deputy called in for backup as the situation wasn’t deescalating. Upon convincing and talking to the man for over 40 minutes, he had then driven his vehicle into patrol cars that blocked the gas station exit.
Apparently, the man had started shooting at deputies through the windshield and deputies had no choice but to return fire striking him.
Although no deputies were injured, the man however got hurt and was transferred to a nearby hospital and currently reported to be in the ICU.
HUDSON, FLORIDA: According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a fatal crash on Friday night left two teens critically injured.
The reports by the FHP states the crash between a car and two pedestrians happened on State Road 52 at Chicago Avenue in Hudson. An SUV had a green light and despite a red pedestrian signal, the two teens attempted to cross the road.
Records show the two pedestrians, a 13 and 14-year-old boy went into the way of the SUV. They collided with the SUV and were severely injured. As per the Pasco County Fire Rescue, the victims were immediately taken to the hospital.
“It could have been my siblings. It could have been my family, and I’m thankful that it wasn’t, but it’s still very scary and very heartbreaking for their families a week before Christmas,” said Jenika Franklin, who drove through the area minutes before the crash.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
HUDSON, FLORIDA: According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a deadly crash in Pasco County on Saturday night killed 3 people.
The FHP said a 90-year-old man, an 82-year-old woman, and a 95-year-old woman were killed. As per the reports, the 90-year-old and 95-year-old were in a vehicle that was traveling westbound on County Line Road.
The 90-year-old man attempted to make a U-turn at the crossing point of Grand Club Drive. The vehicle entered the way of a car that was driven by a 21-year-old man who was traveling eastbound on County Line Road.
Records say the front of the vehicle driven by the 21-year-old man collided with the passenger side of the vehicle driven by the 90-year-old person. Troopers said the 95-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
As per the reports, the 90-year-old man and the 82-year-old woman were rushed into the hospital. Unfortunately, they died. The 21-year-old man suffered minor injuries.
The crash is under investigation.