PORT ORANGE, Fla. — A man who pointed a gun to his head and then to law enforcement was fatally shot by a Volusia County Sheriff's Office deputy at a Port Orange 7-Eleven on Wednesday night, according to officials.

  • Man was flown to Halifax Health Medical Center, where he died
  • Man allegedly threaten woman who he was charged for stalking
  • Man identified as John Wurms, 32

Investigators say John Wurms, 32, reportedly threatened a woman who was the victim in an aggressive stalking case.

The sheriff's office says when deputies and Port Orange Police got to the convenience store on Taylor Road around 10:45 p.m., Wurms allegedly pointed a gun at his head, and then pointed it at the officers. 

Wurms was shot in the head. 

“His last three girlfriends, everybody’s got a protection order against him, there’s a pattern of slashing tires and since July it seems the wheels have gone off," said Sheriff Mike Chitwood Tuesday. "They know he’s armed, family members are scared, and last night – I think we were all pretty lucky."

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting, which is standard protocol in these types of shootings.

It's still unclear whether the suspect was shot by one of the officers, or from his own gun.