MANATEE -- A sheriff's deputy had to shoot a juvenile suspect with his stun gun in order to subdue him during a domestic incident late Tuesday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies were called to the 400 block of 40th Street East, Palmetto, about 10:05 p.m. after the boy punched is father in the mouth while the older man was trying to discipline him, according to a news release.
As deputies moved to arrest the juvenile on domestic battery charges, he resisted and a scuffle started. At one point, a deputy was struck in the face and he could feel the juvenile tugging at his belt, according to the sheriff's office.
The deputy deployed his stun gun, subduing the juvenile.
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The juvenile was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital to have the stun gun's probes removed, and then taken to the juvenile booking facility, according to the sheriff's office.