Robbery suspect who shot deputy captured in Key West; deputy was wearing protective vest

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KEY WEST, Florida — Authorities have apprehended a robbery suspect they say opened fire on a deputy in the Florida Keys.

Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Gordon was on the lookout for a man suspected in a robbery Saturday night. When deputies tried to stop the car, authorities said Timothy Thomas, 25, shot Gordon in the chest. The deputy was wearing a bullet proof vest and was not injured.

Thomas fled the scene but was captured at a home on Key West on Sunday. Authorities said they spoke with Thomas by phone and convinced him to surrender. He had two gunshots wounds sustained when he exchanged fire with the deputies from the previous night.

Authorities said Thomas has an extensive criminal history.

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