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Suspect arrested after shooting Florida police officer multiple times, authorities say

A suspect was arrested early Monday after recording a veteran Florida police officer multiple times, police said.

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A suspect was arrested early Monday after recording a veteran Florida police officer multiple times, police said.

Tampa police chief Brian Dugan said at a press conference that the agents went for a warrant of Walter Jeziorski, 35, around 2:40 a.m., when he opened fire.

Jeziorski shot Officer Rich Lehr multiple times, Dugan said. Lehr was brought to St. Joseph’s Hospital, was in good condition and is expected to survive, Dugan said. Officer Lee Smith also suffered a number of injuries, but not injured in the incident.

Lehr is a 10-year veteran of the Tampa police, according to Dugan.

The police said a standoff ensued, but ended after Jeziorski called his mother. She managed to convince him to surrender to the authorities, Dugan said.

Jeziorski was taken into custody without incident. The police said that no one else was home at the time.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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