Florida Target shooting: Osceola deputies shoot, kill man outside Kissimmee store; 3 others hurt, sheriff says

Osceola County deputies shot and killed a man outside a Target store in Kissimmee, Florida, Wednesday night, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. Three other people were hurt, including one person with a shrapnel wound, and two others who were injured running away.

More than a dozen law enforcement vehicles responded to the Target store around 7 p.m. on US Highway 192. The parking lot was blocked up with yellow investigative tape for hours.

Wednesday night, Sheriff Marcos R. Lopez confirmed that two of his deputies were involved in the shooting and said both were OK, but he declined to provide any additional details on what led to the shooting, pending an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. That agency investigates all shooting involving law enforcement.

Thursday afternoon, OCSO said deputies were attempting to detain four suspects when the shooting happened. The news release did not share details as to what led up to the shooting.

However, according to an arrest affidavit for one of the suspects Thursday afternoon, deputies said they were initially called to the Target after two men in masks were seen inside the store allegedly stealing pizza and Pokemon cards.   

When the men exited the store, deputies attempted a "takedown," which resulted in a shooting, the report said. 

One person was taken to the hospital where he died, a spokesperson for Osceola County Fire said, and two others were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Authorities said a four person was detained after the shooting, but it was not clear if they were injured, released, or charged. 

The sheriff's office said it would not release the names of the officers involved citing Marsy's Law, which limits what information about alleged crime victims from being released to the public.

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Multiple law enforcement officers responded to reports of a shooting in Kissimmee, on April 27, 2022. [FOX 35 Orlando]