ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A deputy shot a man who authorities say was stalking a female wrestler outside a World Wrestling Entertainment training facility in central Florida.
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said the man had life-threatening injuries after he was shot Monday, and he was undergoing surgery. The sheriff didn’t immediately identify the man.
Demings says the deputy had no choice but to shoot the man who he believed had a knife outside the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. Demings says the man charged the deputy, who tried to retreat before firing his gun.
The sheriff says there was a court order prohibiting the man from being on WWE property since he had been stalking a female wrestler. The sheriff wouldn’t identify the wrestler.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Joe Manchin's machinations reach a crescendo as he distances himself from his party while cutting deals on its agenda — all in public view
- In Idaho, 49th in U.S. COVID vaccination, one county stands out as success story
- Japan's Princess Mako marries commoner, loses royal status
- Sports on TV & radio: Local listings for Seattle games and events
- A hiker got lost, then ignored rescuers' calls because they came from an unknown number
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.