Published: Jan 22, 2013 6:09 PM EST

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a central Florida deputy shot and wounded a man who had assaulted two women.
    
The Indian River County Sheriff's Office reports that 26-year-old Christopher Berk assaulted the women at his home and this drove away Monday night. Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers (http://bit.ly/VoFxC0 ) reports that a responding deputy was at the home and interviewing the women when Berk returned.
    
Authorities say Berk was carrying a shotgun and a backpack filled with ammunition. When the deputy ordered Berk to drop the weapon, officials say the man refused and hid behind a vehicle. Berk pointed his gun at the deputy and the women, and the deputy fired six shots, hitting Berk three times.
    
Berk was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
    
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Information from: The Stuart (Fla.) News, http://www.tcpalm.com

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