APOPKA, Fla. — The 18-year-old man shot and killed by Orange County deputies during a standoff had a BB gun, Sheriff Jerry Demings said Friday.
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During a news conference Friday, Sheriff Jerry Demings showed drone video depicting the deadly end to a nearly four-hour standoff a day earlier at a home on Woodland Drive near Apopka.
Deputies were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on 18-year-old Landon Christopher Wooten. He was wanted on aggravated assault with a firearm and armed burglary charges.
Demings said Wooten barricaded himself inside the home.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office says the drone video shows Wooten coming out of the home with his hands in the air. The video, which does not have sound, then shows Wooten clutching his stomach when Demings says SWAT members shot Wooten with a nonlethal rubber bullet.
Demings said the video shows Wooten then pulling a firearm from his waistband as he runs back into the house. Separate cellphone video shows the same action, accompanied by a first volley of gunfire.
Both videos show Wooten running out of the home again moments later. Demings said that upon leaving the house for the second time, Wooten is seen with a gun in his hands, and his deputies were forced to shoot him.
"I do believe our deputies did everything they could to try to resolve this situation in a peaceful manner," Demings said. "It is important to note that our deputies continued to call out and implored this individual to surrender peacefully."
Shortly after the shooting, Demings said that Wooten fired at least one round at deputies.
That point was contradicted with new information Friday when the sheriff said Wooten was armed with a BB gun.
"What I can tell you is that in the minds of the deputy sheriffs, they believed they were being fired upon and that was the information provided to me yesterday," Demings said. "After processing the crime scene, we know it was a BB gun that was involved."
The video provided by the Sheriff's Office begins with Wooten with his hands in the air, although it is unclear what portions are not provided.
When asked how long Wooten can be seen on video with his hands in the air and whether he left the house with his hands in the air, a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said, "FDLE will handle the details through their investigation. The Sheriff wanted to release the video and lay out what we could at the news conference, and take questions at that time. We will now await findings when the FDLE investigation is finished."
Man's mom says death was 'unnecessary'
Janae Wooten said Friday that she thinks deputies went too far in killing her son.
"This was definitely unnecessary," Janae Wooten said. "He was 18, he had a BB gun, and I told police officers several times he didn't have a gun, and they still did this."
Landon Wooten, 18 -- seen here in an old photo provided by family -- was shot by deputies Thursday after a nearly 4-hour standoff. Sheriff's officials said Friday that he had a BB gun. (Courtesy of Wooten family)
Janae Wooten says she's evaluating how she may respond legally.
Demings said Landon Wooten failed to follow deputy's instructions, and armed with a gun, his deputies were given fractions of a second to respond.
The sheriff said five SWAT members used their service weapons to fire fewer than two dozen shots.
Authorities didn't say how many times Wooten was hit.
The five SWAT members are on paid administrative leave, which is normal protocol. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the deputy-involved shooting, a matter that could take several months to complete.
Basis for Wooten's arrest
Demings said Wooten had a troubled past, although those records aren't public, because he turned 18 in December.
Although Wooten is not named, the Sheriff's Office provided a report Friday showing the basis for Wooten's arrest.
It involved a report to deputies on July 4 from a person who lives about two blocks from Wooten. The person told deputies that he caught an unknown white man rummaging through his mother-in-law's car. The person told deputies that when he confronted the man in the car, he pointed a gun at him before running off.