Altamont Springs officer kills knife-wielding man

Published On: Aug 06 2014 07:52:37 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 15 2014 03:42:34 PM EDT

A man is dead after being shot early Sunday morning by an Altamonte Springs police officer.

The shooting happened around 12:35 a.m. at the Remington Place Apartments on Loraine Drive.

Police told WKMG-TV they were called to the apartments to help 34-year-old Anthony Skyles, who was armed with a knife and threatening suicide.

When the officer got there, he says Skyles immediately confronted him with the knife. The officer opened fire, hitting Skyles, who was taken to Florida Hospital Altamonte, where he died.

The officer is now on paid administrative leave, which is normal procedure for this type of investigation.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is looking into the officer's actions.


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