A Hillsborough County deputy was involved in a shooting at a Walmart in Brandon Friday, according to the sheriff's office.

  • Deputies received call about a suicidal person
  • Man refused to put down his weapon
  • Deputy shot the man who was taken to a hospital

The incident occurred at the Walmart near Causeway Boulevard and S. Gornto Lake Road. Investigators said the shooting took place in the store's entrance way.

According to deputies, a call came in about a suicidal person. When deputies arrived at the store, the man wouldn't put his weapon down. One deputy shot him multiple times.

The deputy reportedly was not injured, and the man was transported to a local hospital. No information on the man's condition has been released.

Investigators said there were three children inside the man's car, ages 4 to 10. The children were put in the care of child protective services.

According to the sheriff's office, the deputy has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.