Orange County deputy shoots man who barricades himself in home, officials say

Man fired crossbow at deputies, sparking standoff, authorities say

Published On: Apr 10 2013 11:29:26 AM EDT   Updated On: Apr 10 2013 04:13:22 PM EDT
ORLANDO, Fla. -

Orange County deputies say a man barricaded himself in an Orange County home and fired shots from a high-powered crossbow at authorities.

Timothy Kochlany, 40, was barricaded in a house on East Sacramento Court near Orangewood Boulevard, about 3 miles from SeaWorld Orlando, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Officials received a call around 9:30 a.m. about shots being fired. When deputies arrived, Kochlany fired the cross bow through the door of his residence in an attempt to bait deputies. Kochlany hid in the attic and pointed what appeared to be a barrel of a long gun weapon at them. 

A deputy fired a single round at Kochlany, striking him in the arm.  Kochlany later went outside and began throwing propane tanks on his lawn, according to deputies.

Local 6 news helicopter Sky 6 flew over the home as the man surrendered before noon. 

The deputy who fired is a 20 year veteran of the agency and will be assigned to administrative duties for a minimum of one week until the Professional Standards Unit completes their investigation, according to authorities.

Kochlany has been charged with aggravated assault on an officer, assault with a firearm and aggravated battery (domestic).

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