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Volusia County sheriff's deputy kills armed man on Daytona Beach


DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — Two Volusia County sheriff's deputies are on paid leave following the shooting death of an armed man on Daytona Beach.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal ( ) reports the deputies were at a towing service on an unrelated call on Saturday when they heard an argument taking place outside.

According to the sheriff's office, one of the deputies went to investigate the argument and encountered an armed man.

The sheriff's department is not yet releasing details about the exact sequence of events that led the deputy to shoot and kill the 52-year-old man. A spokesman for the sheriff's office said the officer perceived a threat and fired his duty weapon, shooting and killing the man.

No deputies were injured the shooting.

Both deputies have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal,

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