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Man Shot By Deputy Faces Charges

Man Shot By Deputy Faces Charges

Tampa, Fla.-(970 WFLA)-The man shot by a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Deputy this week, during some domestic trouble at the Oak Bend Apartments on University Woods Place, is facing charges.

Twenty seven year-old Carlos Rivera-Rodriguez has now been charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.

Deputy James Woods shot Rivera-Rodriguez after the man pointed a gun in his direction.  It turns out the gun Rivera-Rodriguez had was a real-looking Walther BB gun. 

Rivera-Rodriguez remains in St. Joseph's hospital after the shooting. Deputy Woods is on administrative leave pending the outcome of a shooting investigation.


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