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Trial set to begin for man shot by deputy outside WWE training center

A trial is scheduled to begin Monday for a man who was shot by a deputy outside the World Wrestling Entertainment Performance Center.

In August, staff at the performance center called the sheriff's office to report Armando Montalvo, 29, was pounding on the front door and demanding to be let in.

When deputies arrived, cellphone video obtained by News 6 shows Montalvo charging at one of the deputies, who retreats while holding his gun.

After several commands from the deputy, the video shows him firing one shot, hitting Montalvo in the chest.
Montalvo was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where doctors saved his life.

Since the incident, News 6 obtained interviews from Montalvo's father telling investigators his son suffers from mental illness.

He told investigators his son as an obsession with WWE wrestling and one female wrestler.

In January, defense attorneys filed a motion to determine competency for Montalvo.

The judge is expected to address the motion in court on Monday.


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