ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — An Escambia County Sheriff’s deputy was reportedly shot and injured on Wednesday afternoon prompting a massive police response.

Just after 1:30 p.m. the sheriff’s office received a call about a suicide threat in the 400 block of Limerick Drive in Pensacola.

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Once on scene, the suspect opened fire on responding deputies, and the deputies returned fire, the sheriff’s office said, reports WEAR.

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Geo quick facts: Escambia County is the westernmost and oldest county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the United States Census, the population is 315,534. Its county seat and largest city is Pensacola. Escambia County is included in the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

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