ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Deputies have released the name of a suicidal man who died Monday night in a shootout with Volusia County sheriff's deputies as his family escaped through a window, according to authorities.
Officials said it is not known if Michael Hartman, 38, shot and killed himself or if he was fatally wounded by gunfire from deputies. No other injuries were reported.
There was a "gun shop" inside the house and Hartman had access to numerous firearms, deputies said. During the past two years, deputies responded to that address 21 times.
The names of the deputies involved in the shooting were also released. Deputy Cody Cochran, 26, was hired in November 2011 and Deputy Corey Rittenour, 35, was hired in July 2010. Both have been placed on administrative leave with pay, which is standard procedure in a deputy-involved shooting.
Cochran made news last May, after receiving a medal for rescuing a baby in Deltona, who was drowning in a backyard pool.
The shooting was reported at 9:50 p.m. at a home in the 3600 block of Plantation Drive near Ormond Beach.
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to the home because Hartman was threatening to kill himself. Deputies said he suffered from PTSD.
When deputies arrived at the house they said they saw Hartman walking down the driveway and asked him to stop, according to the report.