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Police officer shot multiple times serving warrant; suspect arrested in Florida

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Tampa police officer Richard Lehr is now in stable condition after being shot multiple times while serving a warrant.

The suspect, 35-year-old Walter Richard Jeziorski, was wanted for for making violent threats against his family, according to CBS Miami. He had previously been arrested multiple times for battery and domestic violence.

Officers were serving the warrant at an apartment complex at approximately 2:30 a.m. when Jeziorski opened fire on them. Officers returned fire before Jeziorski surrendered.

Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan pointed out the danger officers face ever day when dealing with individuals with mental health issues.

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