LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A man who threatened Lake County sheriff’s deputies with a rifle was shot and killed Sunday evening in Clermont, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were called to Reagans Run Drive in Clermont in response to a “suicidal adult male.”
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Deputies said they arrived shortly after 5 p.m. and encountered the 49-year-old man.
At some point during the confrontation, the man was fatally shot by a deputy, the sheriff’s office said. News 6 is not releasing the name of the man because due to his mental health status at the time of the shooting.
The deputy has been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
No other details have been released.
This is a developing story. Check back with News 6 for updates.
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