ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orange County Sheriff's Office deputy fatally shot a man who attacked him and another deputy with a bar stool Tuesday afternoon, according to Sheriff John Mina.
The Sheriff's Office reported the shooting at 12:44 p.m. in the Stonebridge subdivision off of Goldenrod Road.
Mina said deputies were responding to a disturbance in which a man, identified as 40-year-old Eddie Humberto Segura, slapped his mother. The residence had been flagged due to multiple calls in the past and because Segura was known to be combative toward law enforcement, officials said.
The two deputies attempted to speak with Segura for a few minutes before Segura struck them both with a bar stool, according to authorities.
“At some point during the struggle, a Tazer was used. Based on what we know, that was ineffective,” Mina said.
One of the deputies, who has been with the agency for about two years, fired his gun, killing Segura, according to the sheriff.
“What we do know for sure is that he violently attacked our deputies with the bar stool,” Mina said.
The deputies suffered minor defensive wounds. They were taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Mina said the deputy who shot Segura will be placed on administrative leave and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate, which is standard procedure.
Officials have not released the identities of the deputies who were involved.
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