Body camera footage released in deadly deputy-involved shooting in Sanford

A man was killed after shooting at deputies in Sanford overnight, the sheriff said Thursday.

First responders were called to Riverview Avenue near Palm Drive around 2:20 Thursday morning after a witness said they heard a woman crying for help.

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Deputies showed up at the house and knocked on the door. Sheriff Lemma says the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Sam Kirk, came out from under the carport, pointed a gun at the deputies and fired one shot at them. 

The deputies fired back 15 times, hitting Kirk 5 times. Deputies rendered aid and Kirk was transported to the hospital where he died. 

No deputies were injured. 

The sheriff says that Kirk and the victim had been partying in Sanford that night. Kirk reportedly took an Uber to the home and the victim followed. 

When they arrived, some sort of altercation broke out and the victim says Kirk began hitting her head against the concrete and choking her. She was able to get away and flee the area. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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