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Deputy injured in fatal shooting of suspect in Nassau County

The shooting took place at the North Hampton Subdivision near Yulee on Monday.  (Romney Smith)
Sheriff Bill Leeper says a suspect is dead after being shot by a Nassau County deputy. (Romney Smith)
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Updated: 2/10 3:17 pm
NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. -- Sheriff Bill Leeper says a suspect is dead after being shot by a Nassau County deputy Monday morning.

The shooting took place around 11 a.m. at the North Hampton subdivision near Yulee.

According to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office, neighbors called deputies saying the man tried to break in homes and cars in the neighborhood.

Deputies said the suspect and the deputy got into an argument after the deputy confronted the suspect.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the deputy then tazed the suspect and it did not work.

The Sheriff's Office said the deputy shot the suspect and died.

The deputy is currently at Baptist Medical Center Nassau for minor injuries. He is expected to be OK.

Identities have not yet been released.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating this shooting.

We have an Action News crew at the scene. We will bring you the latest on CBS47 Action News at 5 p.m.

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