2 central Fla. deputies fatally shoot man
2 central Fla. deputies fatally shoot man who brandished a gun and refused orders to stop
Two Volusia County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a suicidal man who brandished a handgun as he refused their orders to stop.
Sheriff's officials say the deputies fired their weapons and shot the man Wednesday night near Ormond Beach.
Reports say the deputies sent messages to the 52-year-old man's cell phone. He eventually responded with a suicidal text that also demanded them to leave him alone.
The incident began after a 911 caller reported the man had sent text messages to his ex-girlfriend threatening suicide. Deputies used the cellphone signal to track him down near a bridge that spans the Halifax River.
The deputies have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, which is the department's standard policy.
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