Orange County

UPDATE: Armed man shot by deputy in parking lot of The Florida Mall dies, deputies say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A man shot by an Orange County deputy in a parking lot outside The Florida Mall on Friday has died, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said Salaythis Melvin, 22, died at Orange Regional Medical Center on Saturday.

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Orange County Sheriff John Mina said deputies approached a group of four people in the parking lot outside Dick’s Sporting Goods, which is connected to the mall.

He said one of the people was wanted on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and was a person of interest in a shooting that happened three weeks ago on Powers Ridge Court in the Pine Hills neighborhood.

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Mina said a man in his 20s who was armed with a stolen Glock ran and a deputy shot him.

Mina said the deputy who shot the man has been with the agency for 12 to 13 years. The deputy was uninjured.

A body-worn camera recorded the shooting, which is being investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Mina said at least one of the people in the group was under surveillance at the time of the shooting.

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Deputies asked people to avoid the area and to expect traffic delays.

Check back and watch Channel 9 Eyewitness News for live updates on this developing story.

Watch Mina’s full news conference below:

See video of the scene from Skywitness 9:

WATCH LIVE: Skywitness 9 is over The Florida Mall as sheriff gives live update

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Posted by WFTV Channel 9 on Friday, August 7, 2020

See a map of the scene below:

Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.

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