Winter Park police officer shoots armed man during 'disturbance'

Shooting happened on Mead Avenue near Fairbanks

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager, Jerry Askin - Reporter

WINTER PARK, Fla. - A Winter Park police officer shot a man Wednesday night after being called to a disturbance, authorities said.

The shooting happened around 9:15 p.m. along Mead Avenue near Fairbanks Avenue. Winter Park police have not yet released the name of the man shot by police or the officer who shot him. 

Police said they received a call about a disturbance, and officers made contact with a man who was armed. Shots were then fired, according to police, who have not released any other details. 

The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was in stable condition, police said.

No police officers were injured.

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Neighbor Adrianna Thrasher said her community is usually quiet. She said she wasn't home when the shooting happened, but came home to find chaos.

 "Crime scene tape all around here," she said. "Even our house was blocked off."

"As far as I know they’ve always been quiet," Thrasher said of the people involved in the incident that led to the shooting.
Neighbors said they heard screaming at the house before someone called 911.

"I heard a girl scream and I was, like, I don’t know what to do," said neighbor Lyla Livingston. "He got out the door and laid down on the ground."

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will conduct an investigation into the officer-involved shooting.

This is the second police shooting in Central Florida in a week. On Tuesday, Lake Mary police officers fatally shot a man after a reported road-rage incident.

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