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.
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.