Man killed in shootout with Florida sheriff’s deputies

A man was shot to death by Sheriff’s deputies after they say he pulled a gun from his waistband and shot at a deputy as he was being questioned near Pensacola.

The deputy was struck in the leg and taken to a hospita on Tuesday night.

Members of the Gun Crimes Unit were in the area looking for a homicide suspect, the sheriff said. .

They were speaking to the man, who was not related to the homicide investigation, when he pulled the gun, the sheriff said.

The man fired at the deputy and deputies returned fire.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the case.