Citrus County man shot by deputy, taken to hospital

Last Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:45 PM EDT

A 58-year-old man was shot by a Citrus County deputy Thursday after he brandished a weapon at them, the Sheriff's Office said.

  • Douglas Veltman shot, taken to hospital
  • Neighbor had reported potentially suicidal man
  • FDLE assisting with investigation

The incident occurred on Turner Avenue in Floral City when investigators responded to a "potentially suicidal man."

A concerned neighbor had called officials to the scene.

When deputies arrived at the home, Douglas Veltman was outside.

According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies "asked to see his hands, and at first he did not comply. However, after repeated requests, he did brandish a weapon."

Shots were fired by a deputy, and Veltman was later taken to a local hospital. The extent of his injuries wasn't released.

The Sheriff's Office said it "wasn't known at this time" if Veltman fired at deputies.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement responded to help with the investigation.

No deputies were hurt.