Lake County

Lake County deputies fatally shoot armed man during standoff near Clermont

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies fatally shot a 69-year-old armed man during a standoff Friday at his home near Clermont, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Investigators said that they were called to the home on Pine Island Road near Montevista Road after someone asked that they check on the well-being of Donald Charles Brady.

Upon their arrival, deputies said that Brady confronted them, armed with a rifle and a handgun.

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They said that they sought cover and tried to communicate with Brady, but he retreated into his home.

Crisis negotiators tried to work toward a peaceful resolution, but “as events unfolded, an officer involved shooting occurred,” Lake County Sgt. Jim Vachon said.

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Brady was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No deputies were injured in the shooting.

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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting, which is routine procedure.

See a map of the shooting scene below:

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Jason Kelly

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Jason Kelly joined WFTV in 2014.