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LATEST INFORMATION: Officer involved shooting in Okaloosa Co.
OKALOOSA Co., --The man shot by an Okaloosa Deputy yesterday has been released from the hospital and taken to jail.
34-year-old Eric Jacob Moore is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.
Eric Moore was shot in a car dealership parking lot.
The chain of events that led to the shooting started with multiple 911 calls about a reckless driver on Mary Esther Cutoff.
Eric Moore admits to being on Xanax, Valium and possibly meth when deputy Elisa Tino pulled him over for reckless driving.
Vladimir Terekhin/Works nearby "He's trying to chase somebody like a regular traffic stop, because I heard the noise"
Tony Sosebee "I just seen her pull into the dealership like she's cutting across to get someone"
The arrest report says while the deputy was running Moore's license, he took off.
Deputy Tino says she chased him.
Tony Sosebee/FWB "And when I rounded the corner I heard some gunfire"
During the pursuit Tino says Moore pulled his arm back with a closed fist as if to strike her.
She says she remembers his fist touching her nose that's when she fired two rounds.
Vladimir Terekhin "I knew it was something like really bad because of the amount of the force they start bringing the fire department came, the ambulance came, stuff like that"
Deputy Tino says Moore continued to run after he was shot.
Another deputy showed up and brought him down with a taser.
Moore was was airlifted to the hospital, then released to the jail on Thursday.
Tony "I'm glad there was an officer on duty to take care of it. Then again I think about my kids, my kids could have been walking down the street with me and then...a little bit bad"
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is conducting its own investigation into this incident, that's standard procedure.