Investigation underway after Altamonte Springs Police fatally shoot man carrying rifle

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — An investigation is underway in Altamonte Springs after an officer-involved shooting happened Tuesday evening, according to police.


The Altamonte Springs Police Department responded to the River Run neighborhood around 5:30 p.m. after receiving a 911 call about a man going house to house with a weapon.

When officers arrived, they located 65-year-old Eric Seckington, who was walking around the neighborhood carrying a rifle.

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Officers used verbal commands and instructed Seckington to put down the gun. Seckington refused to listen to officer, and an ASPD officer fired at Seckington, killing him, according to a news release.

As per standard procedure ASPD requested the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to respond this officer-involved shooting.

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If you have any information on this case, please contact the Altamonte Springs Police Department at 407-339-2441 or dial 911. Anonymous tips may also be called into Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

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