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Update: 03/17/17 - 10:10 a.m.
ARMED DELTONA MAN KILLED IN DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING
A man armed with a shotgun was shot and killed by a Volusia County sheriff’s deputy Thursday night in Deltona.
The deceased, a 58-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene at 716 Teather Ave.
Deputies responded to the home after a 6:38 p.m. call from a woman who said the man was off his usual medications and having a breakdown. “It’s not good,” she told a Sheriff’s Office dispatcher. “…He's cussing up a storm and he punched some holes in the wall.” She said she didn’t believe the man was armed, but there were weapons in the house.
The first deputy arrived on scene around 6:50 p.m. About seven minutes later, the man emerged from the front door of the house and pointed a shotgun in the direction of a deputy, who then fired his weapon.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement responded to investigate, which is standard procedure in deputy-involved shootings. The deputy involved is being placed on temporary paid leave, also standard.
The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time pending notification of his family. More information will be released as it’s available.
Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4589 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352
Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151