December 3, 2019

DAYTONA BEACH — Authorities in Florida say a man was fatally shot after he fired at two police officers with his gun during a chase.

The Daytona Beach Police Department says in a news release that the man died Monday at a hospital.

The officers weren’t injured, and they’ve been placed on paid administrative leave, as is protocol. Their names were not immediately released.

The police officers were called to the neighborhood in a response to a call that shots had been fired. The officers discovered that a man had been taken to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound.

The officers tracked down the suspected shooter who attempted to flee on foot.

The release says the suspect shot at the officers during the chase, and the officers returned fire.