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UPDATE: Police Shoot Man Firing Assault Rifle

Police had been called to the Clearwater home to do a welfare check on the suspect.

UPDATE, 10:33 p.m. Sunday

A Clearwater man who fired at police with an assault rifle was shot by two officers "who feared for their life," according to a statement by Clearwater Police Sunday night.

The suspect, who lived on the 2200 block of Glenmoor Road North, suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center, where he underwent surgery.

Police were called to the home after 7 p.m. Sunday by a family member, who asked officers to do a welfare check on the man.

The suspect's 15-year-old son was in the house during the shooting, according to police, who interviewed the teen later. He was not injured in the shooting.

The officers involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave,
which is standard policy in officer-involved shootings.

ORIGINAL POST: Authorities are reporting that there has been an officer-involved shooting tonight in the 2200 block of Glenmoor Road N.

According to Clearwater Police, officers shot one suspect who was described as "heavily armed."

The suspect has life-threatening injuries, and was being transported to a local hospital. No officers were injured.

Stay with Patch for details.

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