Deputies said Sebastian Duane Bradwell, 23, fired at Lake County sheriff's deputies arriving on the scene just after 1 a.m. The deputy returned fire, wounding Bradwell, who was flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
"They were bold and unfortunately this is the reality. It’s the times we live in,” Herrell said. “The deputies were quick to respond, and luckily they were adequately armed and defended themselves."
A second suspect, Kilon Maurice Harris-Caldwell, 20, was arrested at the scene, deputies said.
No deputies were hurt during the incident.
Herrell said the preliminary investigation indicates the two suspects and the alleged kidnapping victim knew each other.
Deputies did not release the name of the deputy who wounded Bradwell.
The Sheriff's Office said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating, which is standard practice for a deputy-involved shooting.