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DELTONA, Fla. -- A Volusia County deputy was bitten on the leg Thursday night when he responded to a call about an alligator in a Deltona apartment-complex parking lot, the Sheriff's Office said.
A resident at Brightside Apartments on Caribbean Street called the Sheriff's Office about 10:15 p.m. to report the alligator. Deputies responded, and the alligator became aggressive and bit one of them about 10:45 p.m., sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught said.
Another deputy shot at the alligator repeatedly with a Glock .40-caliber handgun, said sheriff's Lt. Brodie Hughes. The animal was hit but not killed.
Afterward, Jerry Flynn, a nuisance-alligator trapper, killed the 8-foot-long gator with a bang stick. Flynn said he would sell it for its meat and hide.
"It was a very, very agile gator -- one of the most agile gators I have ever dealt with," he said.
The deputy was flown to Halifax Health Medical Center, where he was in serious but stable condition with injuries to his left thigh and knee, authorities said. His name was not released.