Police kill flare-gun-wielding C. Fla. man
A 62-year-old convicted pedophile shot and killed while holding a flare gun Wednesday was a Sunday school teacher and assistant pastor at a Central Florida church, police said.
Sheriff's deputies and Orlando police officers were performing surveillance on the man, who was wanted on charges of capital sexual battery on a 7-year-old.
Orange deputies shoot, kill sex-offense suspect wielding flare gun
About 3:15 p.m., deputies saw the man head for his parked Toyota Corolla and try to drive away, Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jim Solomons said.
The deputies turned on the lights and sirens on their unmarked car and ordered him to stop, Solomons said. When the 62-year-old man raised a loaded, single-shot flare gun wrapped in a cloth and pointed it at them, the deputies fired, Solomons said.
"They did what they're supposed to do, which is to take defensive action," Sheriff Kevin Beary said.
The man was flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
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