Trial to start for man accused of shooting at Orange County deputies

ORLANDO, Fla. — A trial is set to begin, for a man accused in a shootout with Orange County deputies from nearly two years ago.


Officials say Avery Williams shot at deputies in 2021 and they were forced to fire back.

Investigators said that the shootout stemmed from a fight.

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According to an arrest affidavit, the incident started with a fight between Williams and his brother Narvell Williams inside the Emerald Villas apartments in Pine Hills.

Deputies said Avery Williams shot at the deputies after they arrived and the deputies returned fire.

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Channel 9 will have a crew inside of the courtroom and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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Q Mccray

Q McCray, WFTV.com

Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.