Police Subdues Teenager with Shots to Hand and Leg

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Updated: August 3, 2015

A teenager is hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital following a shooting incident on Saturday night in the Toledo District. Punta Gorda Police say they responded to a domestic dispute in Forest Home Village and upon their arrival 19-year-old Byron Paiz advanced towards them with a machete. The officer reportedly fired a single shot at Paiz, hitting him on his right hand in order to subdue him. Paiz then got ahold of the machete a second time and that was when Police fired a second shot, hitting him to his right leg. Paiz was taken to the Punta Gorda Hospital and then later transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he was listed in a stable condition.