Man dead after deputy-involved shooting, officials say

Marion County Sheriff's Office: Man pointed firearm at arriving deputies

Officials say deputies were in the area of Larch Road near Baseline Road on Saturday conducting an investigation.
Officials say deputies were in the area of Larch Road near Baseline Road on Saturday conducting an investigation. (Courtesy: Marion County Sheriff's Office)

A man is dead after a deputy-involved shooting, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said deputies were in the area of Larch Road near Baseline Road on Saturday conducting an investigation after responding to a disturbance call with an armed man, identified Monday as Rick Lee Miller.

Miller, 51, pointed a firearm at the arriving deputies, forcing three deputies to shoot and kill him, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

No one else was injured.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating and the deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

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