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2 Ormond Beach, Florida deputies fatally shoot man

8:41 AM, Jan 3, 2013   |    comments
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ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- Two Volusia County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a suicidal man who brandished a handgun as he refused their orders to stop.
    
Sheriff's officials say the deputies fired their weapons and shot the man Wednesday night near Ormond Beach.
    
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the deputies sent messages to the 52-year-old man's cell phone. He eventually responded with a suicidal text that also demanded them to leave him alone.
    
The incident began after a 911 caller reported the man had sent text messages to his ex-girlfriend threatening suicide. Deputies used the cellphone signal to track him down near a bridge that spans the Halifax River.
    
The deputies have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, which is the department's standard policy.

Associated Press

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