Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:20 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
VIERA, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida deputy fatally shot an armed man at an assisted living facility. Florida Today reports that deputies responded Wednesday morning to reports of an armed resident at The Brennity at Melbourne Senior Living in Viera. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said during a news conference that deputies heard a single gunshot before approaching the man. The sheriff said a deputy shot the man when he pointed his weapon at law enforcement officers. Ivey said there was evidence that the man may have been considering suicide and used the confrontation with deputies to end his own life.