SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) - The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting that left one man dead and a deputy with non-life threatening injuries.
Deputies went to the Spring Hill residence of Robert J. Capkovic to conduct a welfare check on Monday. The homeowner did not answer the door, and neighbors said they had not seen him in weeks.
When deputies entered Capkovic's home, the sheriff's office says Capkovic fired at them.
The deputies retreated, set up a SWAT team and attempted to make contact with Capkovic. When that failed, chemical agents were deployed and deputies entered the home again.
Authorities say Capkovic shot at the deputies. They returned fire, fatally wounding the resident.
One deputy was hospitalized and later released.