Citrus deputy fatally shoots woman who pointed taser

A Citrus County deputy is on administrative leave after officials say he fatally shot a woman who pointed a taser at him during a disturbance call in Inverness late Sunday night.
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A Citrus County deputy is on administrative leave after officials say he fatally shot a woman who pointed a taser at him during a disturbance call in Inverness late Sunday night. CITRUS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

According to the Citrus County Sheriffs Office, the deputy — identified as Jacob Chenoweth — shot 46-year-old Dawn Renee Cameron following a struggle after receiving the call at 550 W. Independence Hwy., Lot 60, in Inverness.

A witness told deputies she attempted to light a truck on fire then left the scene.

Once the deputy encountered Cameron at the entrance to the park, the Citrus County Sheriffs Office said Cameron attacked him, removing the deputy’s taser and pointing it at him.

The deputy then shot Cameron, the sheriff’s office said.

Cameron was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly after midnight, the sheriff’s office said.

An investigation is under way, the sheriff’s office said.

Chenoweth has been with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office since March 8, 2010, records show, and he has no previous incidents or disciplines on file.

Jail records show Cameron was arrested in June on a violation of probation charge related to a previous grand theft arrest.

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