Man shot by police dies, 2 officers injured after fight at Central Florida wedding reception

Man shot, killed by police at Winter Park wedding reception

WINTER PARK, Fla. – A man is dead after a fight with police during a wedding reception in Central Florida, News4JAX sister station WKMG reported.

According to Winter Park Police, officers responded to the Winter Park Events Center after 9:30 p.m. to a call about a man who was battering other wedding guests.

According to WKMG, police said the man then began to fight with the responding officer and left the officer unconscious. Backup officers arrived and the man was shot, according to police.

The man was taken to AdventHealth Orlando where he later died from his injuries.

The officers involved were also taken to a nearby hospital.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.


About the Authors:

Penny De La Cruz started working at WKMG-TV in September 2021. Before joining News 6, Penny worked at KSAT 12 in San Antonio, Texas.

Brian Didlake joined the News 6 team as a reporter in March 2021.