Man dies after being shot by deputy in Florida

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Posted: Dec 22, 2015 5:35 AM

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — A man shot by a deputy in Florida following a dispute over a cab fare has died.

Local news outlets report 39-year-old Robert Teter died Monday night after being taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds.

Volusia County sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant says the incident started after the taxi driver and Teter had a dispute over the cab fare. He says the driver eventually called law enforcement for help.

Sheriff Ben Johnson says when deputies arrived, Teter pulled a gun on the deputies. According to Johnson, Teter was told to put the gun down but he refused. He was then shot three times.

He was airlifted to a hospital where he died.

Johnson says the deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard practice in a deputy-involved shooting.