Woman who called 911 shot by deputy, Sheriff's Office says
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
A woman whom deputies say pointed what appeared to be a weapon at them at her front door was shot by a deputy Thursday, authorities said.
At about 6:09 p.m., the woman, whose name is not being released, called 911 to report that someone was trying to break into her home on Eloise Circle in Ormond Beach, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.
When deputies arrived, they found a woman outside the front door. The woman then pointed an object at the officers that appeared to be a weapon, they said. In response, Deputy Omar Bello fired a shot, striking her in the shoulder. The woman was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach with a non-life-threatening injury.
No intruder was found, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies think the woman is the person who called 911. They have not said what she pointed at deputies.
Bello has been with the Sheriff's Office since November 2011. He will be placed on administrative leave with pay, which is standard procedure after a deputy-involved shooting.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the shooting.