ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A 40-year-old Orange County man who struck two deputies with a bar stool at a home Tuesday afternoon was fatally shot by one of them, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.
Sheriff John Mina said during a news conference that the deputies were called shortly before 12:45 p.m. to a home on Fort Clinch Avenue near South Goldenrod Road and Hoffner Avenue after a woman said her son was behaving violently and breaking things and had hit her.
Mina said two deputies were trying to take Eddie Humberto Segura into custody when he hit them with a bar stool. He said one of the deputies fatally shot Segura.
The deputies were taken to AdventHealth East Orlando with very minor injuries, Mina said.
"It was pretty chaotic from what I understand," he said. "I think they tried to talk to the individual at some point to take him into custody, and the individual became violent."
Mina said the Sheriff's Office has been called to the home six times in the past for disturbances or mental health issues.
Neighbors were shocked to hear about what happened.
"Very surprised to hear this in this neighborhood," said Tom Caruso. "We just don't have that kind of crime here."
The identities of the deputies were not publicly disclosed.
The deputy who killed Segura will be placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard protocol in shootings involving law enforcement officers.
The shooting remains under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
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