A police officer shot a man armed with a knife and a hatchet Saturday evening on Anna Maria Island near the intersection of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
The subject, identified as Douglas Schofield, 45, was in stable condition Sunday at a local hospital with a gunshot wound, said Dave Bristow, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
At about 7:25 p.m. Saturday, law enforcement agencies responded to a report of a man armed with a knife and a hatchet who was threatening to harm himself, Bristow said in a statement issued Sunday morning.
Sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach Police departments responded, and Schofield was located near the intersection of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue.
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“During the incident, the subject was shot by a Bradenton Beach officer, and a deputy used their electronic control weapon,” Bristow said.
The sheriff’s office statement said “no further information will be released at this time by the MCSO.”
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting because it involves local police agencies.
Sheriff’s deputies roped off the intersection and turned away drivers away as they approached the area.