LAKE MARY, Fla. — Officers fatally shot an armed man Tuesday evening at a shopping plaza in Lake Mary, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said.
A man called 911 at about 7:15 p.m. to report a possible road-rage incident on Lake Mary Boulevard when the man involved pulled in to a parking lot of a Jeremiah's Italian Ice near West Lake Mary and Greenwood boulevards, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Cannaday said.
Three Lake Mary police officers approached the man's SUV and asked him to exit his vehicle, when he did, he brandished a gun so at least one of the officers shot him, Cannaday said. It's unknown if the man shot at police, she said.
Investigators said firefighters were already at the shopping plaza for an unrelated call, so they diverted to try to save the man, but he died.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting, which is standard procedure.
The officers, who were uninjured, were placed on paid administrative leave, which is typical in police shootings. Each officer has at least four years of experience with the agency, and one of them is a sergeant.
The identities of those involved weren't publicly disclosed.
No other details were given.
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