The Latest: Deputy, Man Both Dead After Law Office Shooting

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Gunman kills Florida deputy outside lawyer’s office.

BARBERVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A passenger fired shots at deputies during a central Florida traffic stop late Monday, and they returned fire, killing him, according to officials.BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Authorities in central Florida say a man is dead and a pregnant woman was airlifted to a hospital following a shooting that involved Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies. — A gunman fatally shot a sheriff’s deputy outside a lawyer’s office Tuesday and then barricaded himself inside a motel, where he exchanged gunfire with other deputies and was killed, authorities said. Okaloosa County Deputy Bill Myers, 64, died after being shot multiple times in the back of the head and in the back by 33-year-old Joel Dixson Smith, Sheriff Larry Ashley said.

Myers had retired in 2013 but started working part-time in January serving civil papers to earn extra money to take his granddaughter to Walt Disney World, the sheriff said.

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