ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says a man injured in a shootout with deputies Sunday attacked a pregnant woman just before the shooting.
38-year-old Avery Williams is still in the hospital with critical injuries from Sunday’s shooting.
According to an arrest report filed Monday, the incident began just after 6 p.m. Sunday at the Emerald Villas Apartments in Pine Hills with a fight between Williams and his brother, 28-year-old Narvell Williams.
The report says the victim began filming the fight using her cell phone and captured what appeared to be Avery pulling a handgun and firing two rounds at his younger brother.
According to the arrest report, when the brothers noticed the pregnant woman filming them, they both attacked her.
The victim said one of the brothers punched her in the face before they both stole her phone and car keys.
The first deputy on scene caught Narvell Williams as he was trying to drive away from the area and took him into custody.
According to the sheriff’s office, other responding deputies got into a foot pursuit with Avery Williams, during which he fired his gun at the deputies. At least one of the deputies returned fire, striking Avery Williams.
Both brothers have been charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant person and robbery. Avery Williams was additionally charged with attempted murder for shooting at his brother.
As per standard procedure, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the use of force.
Once the investigation is complete, the findings will be turned over to the State Attorney’s Office.
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