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Updated: 03/13/2014 08:00:05AM

Shooter killed by deputy’s bullet

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An photo released by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office shows a bullet hole in a windshield of a deputy's cruiser.

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The exit hole from a bullet is visible just above the "S" in the rear door of this sheriff's cruiser. The bullet entered the driver's side door and exited on the passenger side.

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An photo released by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office shows a bullet hole in a windshield of a deputy's cruiser.

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The exit hole from a bullet is visible just above the "S" in the rear door of this sheriff's cruiser. The bullet entered the driver's side door and exited on the passenger side.

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A man who was firing an assault rifle at homes near Sebring and then fired shots at deputies when they arrived on scene was shot and killed by one of the deputies before dawn Sunday.

Floyd Gene Hodge, 31, of 215 Plantation Drive off U.S. 98 in Sebring, exchanged gunshots several times with deputies before he was shot once and killed by Sgt. John Singha, a supervisor with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office. No one else was injured.

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