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Armed veteran is shot dead after pointing an AK-47 at police officers who chased his car when he fled a traffic stop in Florida

Cops shot dead an armed Navy veteran on Tuesday after he fled a traffic stop in Florida.  
Four deputies opened fire on the 37-year-old man outside his home in Deltona, which is located between Daytona Beach and Orlando.
The man, who was medically discharged from the Navy in 2012, had pointed an AK-47 rifle at them, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said during a news conference.
He had initially been pulled over in neighboring DeLand by a patrol officer for a traffic violation, Chitwood said. 
Cops shot dead an armed Navy veteran on Tuesday after he fled a traffic stop in Florida
Cops shot dead an armed Navy veteran on Tuesday after he fled a traffic stop in Florida
The man drove off after the officer discovered he had a suspended license and ordered him out of his truck. The sheriff's office was called to help with the pursuit.
Deputies deployed stop sticks to flatten at least one of the truck's tires, Chitwood said. 
The man continued to drive, eventually arriving at his house with deputies right behind him. 
Deputies surrounded the truck with their own vehicles, and at least 20 shots were fired by the cops, Chitwood said. 
'He was fidgeting around in the door jam when he [a cop] asked him to step out of the car. And we know what was in that door jam now,' he said. 
Four deputies opened fire on the 37-year-old man outside his home in Deltona, which is located between Daytona Beach and Orlando
Four deputies opened fire on the 37-year-old man outside his home in Deltona, which is located between Daytona Beach and Orlando
Investigators didn't know whether the man fired his gun.
No deputies were injured, Chitwood added.
After revealing the veteran's military past, the official added that his military training had been a concern when confronting him. 
'It's always a concern because they train just as good as our officers do and in some cases they are better trained than the average patrol officer is.'
Witness Trisha Negron said: 'You don't come home and expect to see this. It's alarming.  You just never know who your neighbours are.
Witness Trisha Negron said: 'You don't come home and expect to see this. It's alarming. You just never know who your neighbours are
Witness Trisha Negron said: 'You don't come home and expect to see this. It's alarming. You just never know who your neighbours are
'He is literally the neighbour that lives behind me.' 
The four officers involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave while state law enforcement officials investigate the case.
Officials haven't released the names or races of the deputies or the man who was shot.
Daytona Beach police arrested the man on a weapons charge earlier this month, Chitwood said. 
The man also matches the description of someone connected to an Orange City shooting last month, officials said. 

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