ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Channel 9 has learned a convicted felon was shot and killed while the Orange County Sheriff's Office SWAT team was serving a warrant at an Orlando home Friday morning.
The shooting happened at a home on 25th Street near Woods Avenue, officials said.
Sheriff Jerry Demings held a news conference after the shooting and said his team knew the suspect could be armed when they arrived at the home.
"Over a period of two weeks, the deputies who have been working the investigation got substantial information to get a judge to sign a search warrant for those premises," said Demings.
Authorities said the 33-year-old suspect had a handgun on him and pointed it at the SWAT team.
"He was given some instructions by the SWAT team members to drop his weapon. He did not comply. At least two of the SWAT team members fired rounds," said Demings.
At least two SWAT team members opened fire, authorities said, killing the suspect. The suspect did not get off any rounds.
Demings said his team had no choice but to open fire.
As Channel 9's Julie Salomone was at the scene a man ran through the crime scene tape, screaming, "That's my brother."
The victim's name has not been released.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate.
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