Austen Callus: Florida deputy posts about 'almost shooting someone'

Posted at 1:27 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 13:27:49-04

LARGO, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida sheriff's deputy who wrote about "almost" shooting someone and followed it with "lol" has been placed on administrative leave.

A photo shared by a Facebook user shows a photo of Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputy Austen Callus with the caption: "Nothing like almost shooting someone to set your head right lol."

Sheriff's spokesman Spencer Gross told the Tampa Bay Times Thursday that 23-year-old Callus has been placed on administrative leave and the matter is being investigated.

It's unclear what Callus was referring to in the post. Gross said no further information would be available until the investigation is complete.

The photo was shared by Facebook user Joseph Ashley Wood, who questioned why the sheriff's office would hire someone "who wants to shoot someone just to get his head right."