Florida man Gregory Miedema break and enter killed after shooting Deputy Troy Anderson

PERRY, Fla. — A man was killed trying to break into a home Wednesday morning after shooting and injuring a deputy during a traffic stop the previous night, officials in Florida said.

Deputies found Gregory Miedema dead in a Dixie County home following a 10-hour manhunt, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent Mark Perez said. during a press conference.

Taylor County Deputy Troy Anderson attempted to arrest Miedema Tuesday night on US 19 and Miedema shot the deputy multiple times, officials said. Anderson was airlifted to a Gainesville hospital in critical condition. Taylor and Dixie counties are located west of Gainesville.

Authorities issued a blue alert shortly before midnight, notifying the public that a law enforcement officer had been injured on duty.

Several hours later, Miedema attempted to break into the Dixie County home, officials said. Miedema was fatally injured in an exchange of gunfire with the owner, officials said. The owner was also injured but is expected to recover.

According to state records, Miedema, 33, was a registered sex offender in Lee County. He was convicted of lewd or lascivious assault and battery and other charges in 2011.

New York Post

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