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Sheriff: Florida deputy fatally shoots carjacking suspect

Posted at 7:21 PM, Jan 15, 2020

Authorities say a Florida deputy fatally shot an armed man several hours after a stolen pickup truck he was riding in ran over a police detective in another county.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says 31-year-old Aaron Phillips was killed Wednesday while fighting with a deputy at a mobile home park near Mulberry. A woman who had been with Phillips, 36-year-old April Thompson, was hospitalized with two gunshot wounds. In neighboring Hillsborough County on Wednesday morning, a Plant City detective was run over while trying to approach Phillips and Thompson's truck.

Judd says nearby law enforcement agencies were told about the pair after they carjacked another truck.