SANFORD, Fla. — A man died after he was shot in the chest during a deputy-involved shooting in Sanford, Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma said.
Deputies said the call came in just before 2 a.m. at a home in the 400 block of Riverview Avenue.
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Lemma said a neighbor called 911 after she heard a woman crying for help.
Deputies said the call was a domestic dispute.
Photos: Deputy-involved shooting in Sanford
Lemma said deputies had trouble finding the scene because the woman left the home.
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Deputies said a 27-year-old man came out of a home with a gun raised at them.
Lemma said the man fired one shot at deputies. Deputies then returned fire and shot at the man 15 times.
This is the scene in front of 27yo Sam Kirk’s home. #FDLE agents are on scene to determine if the deputy involved shooting is justified. @DennisMLemma says bodycam footage shows Kirk fired first and his deputies returned fire. Kirk died at the hospital. pic.twitter.com/cW95N8AC7Y— Q McCray (@QMcCrayWFTV) August 26, 2021
The man, later identified as Samuel Kirk, suffered at least five gunshot wounds, Lemma said.
Kirk was taken to a hospital, where he later died.
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Lemma said the man and woman met at a bar.
The woman told deputies the man rode his bike to the home. She said the man picked her up, slammed her to the ground and choked her before she could get away from the area.
No deputies were hurt in the shooting.
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#UPDATE @scfdpio just confirmed a 27yo man was shot in the chest by a @SeminoleSO deputy around 2:30am. He was rushed to the hospital in grave condition. Still waiting to find out what led up to the shooting. Also, expecting @DennisMLemma to speak about the incident this AM.— Q McCray (@QMcCrayWFTV) August 26, 2021
See a map of the scene below:
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