UPDATED: Police Shoot, Kill FL Suspected Cop Killer

Suspect in Deputies Shooting Killed

Lakeland, Fla. (AP) -- The suspect wanted in the shootings of two Florida sheriff's deputies is dead.

According to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, the man was found hiding in thick brush this morning. He refused to show his hands, so authorities opened fire.

Judd says the suspect apparently had the .45-caliber gun belonging to the deputy who was killed Thursday. The second deputy survived with a leg wound, but a police dog was shot dead.

Judd says authorities still don't know the gunman's name. But the sheriff says they matched his face to the photo they had of the suspect.

One of the deputies stopped him for speeding in Lakeland, Florida, and got suspicious of the man's ID. At that point, Judd says the suspect got nervous and ran into the woods. A second deputy arrived and the two began heading into the woods when they were fired on.

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