Man killed in deputy-involved shooting in Brevard County

Last Updated: Sunday, March 19, 2017, 11:16 PM EDT

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly deputy-involved shooting in Cape Canaveral.

At 8:18 p.m. deputies received a 911 call about an attempted armed robbery at residence on Caroline Street.

The caller told deputies that the man was still at the scene.

When deputies arrived they encountered the suspect, who confronted them with a gun, the release stated.

A deputy fired shots, hitting the man.

He was taken to Cape Canaveral Hospital, where he died.

The deputy has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.