Crime

Deputy, 2nd person shot in Panhandle

MILTON -- A sheriff’s deputy working with the U.S. Marshals Service and a suspect were wounded Friday during a shootout in the Florida Panhandle.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect came out of his home and shot Deputy Steve Hough in the face and legs.

Hough was working with the U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force and was injured while trying to take the suspect into custody on multiple warrants.

Colleagues drove the 42-year-old Hough to a nearby hospital, Okaloosa spokeswoman Michele Nicholson said in a news release. He was then airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital’s trauma center, where he was listed in stable condition Friday evening.

The suspect was taken to Sacred Heart by ambulance. No information was released about the suspect, his condition or the warrants.

Milton is about 25 miles east of Pensacola.

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