A deputy with the Pasco (FL) Sheriff's Office who was shot in the leg received life-threatening injuries but was quite likely saved by the quick action taken by other officers at the scene.

According to ABC News, Deputy Christopher Stone was shot by a barricaded gunman early Sunday morning. His femoral artery was severed, so deputies applied a tourniquet.

Fellow deputies performed immediate medical assistance before Stone was transported to a nearby hospital, where he underwent surgery for what authorities said was a life-threatening injury.

The gunman is currently in critical condition at an area hospital.

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