Orlando man shot by deputy after firing crossbow during standoff



ORLANDO, Fla. - A man was shot by deputies after allegedly shooting at them with a crossbow during a standoff at a home near SeaWorld on Wednesday.

Authorities were called about 9:20 a.m. to the Sacramento Court home in Williamsburg after someone said the man brandished a gun and a crossbow.

Investigators said this all started with an argument inside the house and spilled outside when Timothy Kochlany, 40, confronted some lawn workers with a crossbow.

All of this went down with the suspect's mom and daughter inside.

"We were cutting his lawn today and he came out with a crossbow and two guys, and he said get off his property, (the) police are coming," Timothy Wolfe said.

Authorities said Kochlany also assaulted his 18-year-old daughter inside the home.

When police arrived, Kochlany barricaded himself inside the home. According to the arrest report, Kochlany fired the high-powered crossbow at deputies through his front door in an attempt to bait them inside.

Authorities said Kochlany, who was hiding in the attic, was pointing what appeared to be a barrel of a long gun at them, which is when a deputy fired at Kochlany, striking him in the arm.

Police said Kochlany went outside and began throwing propane tanks on his lawn.

"The deputies were concerned that this was some type of booby trap," Sheriff Jerry Demings said.

But eventually he gave up, which is when he was able to be apprehended by SWAT deputies.

Wolfe said he cut the suspect’s lawn and used to think he was a nice guy.

"He gives us water and some food, if we need it. I guess he just had a bad day," Wolfe said.

Kochlany was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center to be treated for the gunshot wound. His injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Kochlany faces aggravated assault charges and aggravated battery charges.

No other injuries were reported.

The deputy who shot the suspect is on administrative leave.