NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — The man accused of shooting deputies at his New Port Richey home last weekend during a standoff has died.
- Suspect in Pasco deputy shooting has died
- Terrance J. Peterson succumbed to his injuries Wednesday
- Deputy Christopher Stone continues to recover from shooting injury
- Pasco Sheriff: "This Was An Absolute Gun Battle Out There"
According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, 62-year-old Terrance J. Peterson succumbed to his injuries Wednesday.
Authorities said Peterson fired multiple rounds at deputies who responded to his home in the 7300 block of Humboldt Avenue just before 12:30 a.m. Saturday after a domestic dispute call.
Deputy Christopher Stone, 41, was struck in the femoral artery in his leg during the exchange of gunfire. Stone continues to recover from his injuries in the hospital. Peterson suffered a head injury in the exchange. Officials have not said if the injury was a result of their gunfire or a self-inflicted wound.
An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
A second deputy also suffered injuries when he was grazed in the hand by a bullet.
"Make no mistake about it," Sheriff Chris Nocco said. "The suspect tried to kill everybody that was outside the house, all those deputies."