Orange County sheriff's deputy shoots, kills man in Avalon Park

Man shot after pointing gun at law enforcement, officials say

Author: Lisa McDonald, Assignment Editor, lmcdonald@wkmg.com
Published On: Feb 17 2014 07:58:20 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 17 2014 08:00:28 AM EST
Deputy shooting scene
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -

The Orange County Sheriff's office is investigating a shooting that happened in Avalon Park Sunday afternoon.

Orange County deputies were called to Perdido Street after 911 was called during an argument at the home.

Deputies said a man inside the home had been threatening his family this morning and the wife and two adult children were hiding in a closet inside the home.

Deputies said when they arrived, the man was acting as if he was going to commit suicide before pointing his gun at the deputy as he came outside.

Deputies said they were forced to fire and a single shot hit the man, killing him.

No other injuries were reported.

Investigators said FDLE is investigating and Sheriff Jerry Demings responded.

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