CLERMONT, FLa. - Lake County deputies shot and killed a man Sunday who was reportedly armed with a rifle.
In a news release, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a home on Reagans Run Drive in Clermont on Sunday afternoon, regarding a 49-year-old man, later identified as James Vought, who was armed with a rifle and may have been in mental distress.
After deputies responded to the home, there was some sort of confrontation, followed by a shooting, LCSO said. A deputy shot the man, who died.
LCSO has not identified the deputies who responded or specific details about what led up to the confrontation and shooting.
The deputy who shot Vought has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard protocol in law enforcement-involved shootings, LCSO said. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will also investigate the shooting.