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Shooting Leaves Man in Critical Condition, Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder

BROOKSVILLE – The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of a man who is charged with attempted murder, after she shot another male subject during an altercation, late last night.

According to reports, just before 11:30 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a residence on Our Road in Brooksville regarding a verbal altercation.

As deputies were still responding to the scene, another 9-1-1 call was made by someone on the property who reported that someone had been shot.

Deputies expedited their response and fire rescue was dispatched.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that at least three different structures on the property were home to various individuals, some of the individuals were related to one another, while others were not.

Two adult males, who live in different structures on the property, became engaged in a verbal altercation over unknown issue(s). The verbal altercation escalated into a physical altercation. Once the two individuals stopped fighting, one of the males retreated into his residence. Moments later, the male exited his residence, armed with a firearm, and shot the male he had previously been fighting with. Deputies located the victim and determined that he had suffered at least one gunshot wound.

The victim was treated on scene by fire rescue and then transported by helicopter to a local trauma center. The victim is listed in extremely critical condition.

The suspect, identified as 60-year-old Troy Allen Montgomery, was treated for injuries (possibly sustained in the physical altercation) then placed under arrest.

Montgomery declined an interview with detectives and was subsequently charged with attempted murder.

Neighbors tell R News that several deputies and Fire Rescue returned to the scene this morning.

The investigation is still very active. Additional and/or upgraded charges may be forthcoming.


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