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Hillsborough sheriff releases radio recordings from deputy shooting incident

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Deputy Lyonelle De Veaux's voice came over the radio, distressed.

"Three Gulf 37," she shouted, giving her call signal.

Deputies knew something was wrong. They could hear it in her voice. They quickly mobilized. Soon, a deputy found De Veaux.

"Hillsborough, I need EMS 10-18," he shouted, using the Sheriff's Office code for right now. "I got blood on De Veaux. I need 'em 10-18. 10-18."

A few seconds later, the same deputy said: "I got possibly two hits. I need someone down here with me by the front gate."

On Tuesday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office released the first two minutes of radio transmissions after De Veaux was shot three times on Friday.

Former Marine Matthew Lane Buendia, 24, is accused of shooting and wounding her as she responded to a domestic violence call last week at his Carrollwood apartment complex.

Buendia was arrested early Saturday at his apartment. Authorities say he approached De Veaux, who was investigating a call involving him, and fired nine shots, striking her three times.

She was listed in good condition after recovering from surgery to have a bullet removed from her shoulder.

She is expected to make a full recovery.

Several of Buendia's family members have said the ex-Marine suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Buendia served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and was discharged with back and knee problems, said his close friend Keith Davis.

He was being held in a Hillsborough County jail.

A hearing has been set for Thursday to decide whether he will be allowed bail.

Hillsborough sheriff releases radio recordings from deputy shooting incident 10/04/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 10:43pm]
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