APOPKA, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - A man was shot and critically injured by four deputies after pointing a gun at them during a confrontation over loud music, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Orange County Sheriff John Mina says deputies were responding to a call about loud music coming from a home on Majestic Oak Drive near the Sweetwater Golf Club in Apopka Wednesday morning.
#BREAKING: Sheriff says they were called to a home bc of loud music. They say a 49 yr old man came outside and pointed a gun at deputies. Deputies fired multiple times striking the man. He is now in critical condition at the hospital. #FDLE is investigating #Fox35— Amanda McKenzie (@AmandaMckNews) May 1, 2019
A 49-year-old man reportedly pointed a gun at the deputies, forcing them to open fire.
The man was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition. None of the deputies were hurt.
Sheriff Mina says they had been called to the same home twice in March because of reports of loud music and that during one of their visits, a man was reportedly drunk and beligerent toward the responding deputies.
#BREAKING: Deputies have the entrance to the Sweetwater Golf and Country Club roped off with yellow crime scene tape. The incident was originally reported as a general disturbance call. We are awaiting an update from the @OrangeCoSheriff on the investigation #Fox35 pic.twitter.com/Fv6N8hNQ10— Amanda McKenzie (@AmandaMckNews) May 1, 2019
The shooting is under investigation.
Following standard procedure, the four deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave.
Shortly before 4 am Deputies responded to Majestic Oak Ln for a disturbance call. They were warned the subject was hostile to law enforcement, he emerged from the home with a gun and deputies fired. pic.twitter.com/xrAQrQdi3p— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) May 1, 2019