MELBOURNE, Fla. – A 66-year-old man was shot and wounded late Wednesday in an officer-involved shooting in Brevard County, officials said.
Melbourne police said they were called to a home on St. Armens Circle around 10:30 p.m. after a neighbor reported that a man was outside with a gun.
The man, identified by police as Lewis Nowlin, was acting erratically and waling in the street while carrying a gun, police said.
Officers confronted Nowlin in an attempt to disarm him, and shots were fired, police said.
Nowlin was injured and taken to a hospital in stable condition, police said. He faces charges of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer.
The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.