Florida Detectives Wound Meth Suspect in Exchange of Gunfire

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says detectives wounded a fugitive in an exchange of gunfire after stopping his car.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd tells local news outlets that a multi-agency drug task force pulled over Francis Perry, a self-described white supremacist who served time for meth possession and assault, on a fugitive warrant Wednesday evening. Detectives said they found a “trafficking amount” of what appears to be methamphetamine in the car.

The sheriff says Perry fired first, through his tinted windows, and the detectives fired back, wounding him multiple times. There was no immediate word on his condition. The officers were not hurt.

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