LAKELAND, Fla. — "An armed gunman suspected of shooting to death a Polk County sheriff's deputy after a routine traffic stop was killed Friday, police said.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said officials shot the man in thick brush, a day after Deputy Vernon Matthew Williams died in a burst of gunfire.
During a phone interview with FOX News earlier on Friday, Judd said "hundreds of shots are being fired," adding, "we believe we found him."
SWAT teams from across Florida had been combing through heavy brush Friday, looking for the "scared" and "dangerous" man who shot at Williams and another deputy Thursday. Judd said the suspect, whose name is still unknown, appeared to have the .45-caliber weapon that belonged to one of the deputies when police shot him Friday."
Shame he didn't try to surrender. They would have let him. Instead, it took "hundreds of shots" to bring the animal down, and in all likelyhood 3 or 4 hit their target, so good-work kudos to the SWAT teams that finally had something to do other than tracking down a couple kids in an alleyway scoring horse.