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Columbia County Deputy on administrative leave after overnight shooting

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Updated: 5/31/2013 9:24 am
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- A deputy with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office is on administrative leave after an overnight shooting.

According to the sheriff's office, 36-year-old Justin Ferguson was shot by a deputy while he ran past deputies towards nearby homes. A deputy also said Ferguson threatened to harm himself and law enforcement. 

Deputies said Ferguson was armed with a handgun when they arrived at his home at 315 NW Lamar Place around 1 a.m. Friday.

According to the sheriff's office, Ferguson was transported to Shands UF for medical treatment. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating this shooting.

As soon as we know more information, we will update you online and on Action News This Morning.
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