DADE CITY — The Pasco Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who fired at least one shot at a deputy Monday night. The deputy was not injured.
Deputy Steven Napoleon, 37, was responding about 10:30 p.m. to a call of shots fired at Acorn Loop and 14th Street, near the Dade Oaks Apartments.
Napoleon saw a man walking along Acorn Loop, so he got out of his car, sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said. When the deputy confronted him, the man turned around and pointed a handgun at him.
The deputy got back in his car, and the man fired at least one shot at him, Doll said. Neither Napoleon nor his car were hit.
The deputy drove after the man, and other officers came to the area to search for him, but they did not find him, Doll said.
The gunman is described as a black male, 25 to 30 years of age, 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall and more than 200 pounds. Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a $1,000 reward for information on the identity or whereabouts of the shooter. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text CSTB plus your tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).
Tips also may be left anonymously on the Pasco Sheriff's Office Crime Tips Line at 1-800-706-2488.