January 14, 2020

ORLANDO — A sheriff’s deputy fired a shot at a man who became violent after breaking a window at a trampoline business in Orlando on Sunday night, Orange County Sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies approached the man in the parking lot of Defy Extreme Air Sports around 9 p.m. and a brief struggle began, Chief Deputy Larry Zwieg said in a news conference. The man pulled a gun and fired it at a deputy, narrowly missing him. The deputy wasn’t injured.

A deputy returned fire, hitting the man several times, Zwieg said.

Deputies performed CPR on the injured man until first responders arrived. He was taken to a hospital, where he was in critical condition late Sunday. His name hasn’t been released.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the shooting, officials said. The deputy is being assigned to administrative duties during the investigation.

The deputy has been with the agency since November 2017 and is assigned to the uniform patrol division.