|Published:||Nov 08, 2010 4:31 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 08, 2010 1:31 PM EST|
BILTHO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 28-year-old who attacked a deputy during a traffic stop near Orlando.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office says Johnny Morales Veloz was being arrested Sunday for not having a driver's license when he punched the deputy and fled. The deputy, whose name has not been released, used a Taser on Veloz, but Veloz managed to wrest it away and use it on the deputy. Officials say the deputy then shot Veloz, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The deputy has been with the sheriff's office for six years and previously served in the military.
No further information was immediately available.
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