Daniel Patrick Knight, 39, started attacking visitors at a marriage reception on the Winter Park Occasions Heart on Morse Boulevard, north of Orlando, in response to police.
“It appeared he was going as much as a number of folks contained in the get together the place he was battering folks. It began contained in the occasions heart and ended up outdoors,” police stated in an announcement.
WESH 2 reported that when officers arrived on the occasion centre round 10pm, Mr Knight punched certainly one of them leaving him “unconscious and incapacitated”.
Cops tried to calm Mr Knight down, however they are saying a “second bodily altercation” led to him being fatally shot, in response to WFTV.com.
He was taken to hospital the place he was later pronounced lifeless.
Mr Knight’s household have disputed the police account and say the incident didn’t benefit the usage of lethal power.
His niece, who was the bride, described Mr Knight as a “variety mild soul” in an announcement despatched to WESH 2 on behalf of the household.
“His solely crime dedicated that night time was ingesting and having a very good time along with his household. This taking pictures was unjustified and we’re working with a lawyer and the (Florida Division of Legislation Enforcement) to get the whole reality out.”
The Florida Division of Legislation Enforcement is investigating the taking pictures and the officer concerned has been positioned on paid administrative depart.