David Romansky was killed outside Jeremiah’s Italian Ice shop in May.
The findings are based on an FDLE investigation that found the officers' statements were backed up by witnesses as well as the body camera video and cell phone video shot by a firefighter.
The report states that police approached Romansky who was involved in a road rage incident down the street from the plaza moments before. He had a flat tire. He was in his car and on the phone.
Officers said they asked him to get out of the vehicle, but he refused.
Officers used a punch to break the driver’s side window and pull him out of the car.
They tasered him, but the taser did not have any effect. While the officer was trying to pull him out, he noticed a gun under Romansky’s leg on the seat.
The officer drew his weapon and backed away, yelling "Gun!"
Romansky pulled his gun and pointed it at the officers and that is when they opened fire, killing him.
#Breaking: Just watched the cell phone video taken by a firefighter of the officer involved shooting outside a Lake Mary shopping center in May. Very graphic video, but you can see why investigators believe officers were justified in using deadly force on David Romansky.#WFTV pic.twitter.com/C6nXTWgJNC— Jeff Levkulich (@jlevkulichWFTV) September 14, 2018
The Sheriff's Office said Romansky had been arrested 10 times since 2011 for various felony and misdemeanor charges. He once told officers he has bipolar disorder, officials said.
Records said Romansky was arrested in May at Rachel's, an adult club in Casselberry, after he approached patrons in the parking lot with a knife.
An arrest report said he refused to come out of a bush in which he was hiding. It took four officers to put him into a police car, the report said.
#Breaking:State Attorney’s Office concludes that Lake Mary Police Officers were justified in the shooting and killing of David Romansky outside busy Lake Mary shopping plaza in May after reviewing FDLE investigation. #WFTV pic.twitter.com/ehQcs1C1cY— Jeff Levkulich (@jlevkulichWFTV) September 14, 2018
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