ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A security guard shot and killed a man after a gun was displayed while they were talking, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
- Security guard shoots man at apartment complex
- Identities of guard, man who was killed not released
- Deputies say one of the men displayed a firearm
Just before 4:30 a.m. at the Green Gables Apartments on the 5100 block of Via Alizar in Orlando, a uniformed security guard was sitting in his marked car when three men between the ages of 18 to 23, walked up to him, said Lt. Yuri Melich of the Sheriff's Office.
"One suspect started talking to him in another language, and while doing so displayed a firearm. The suspect pulled his firearm and the security guard did likewise," said Melich in a news release.
The security guard shot one of the men, and the other two men ran away.
The man who was shot was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he died.
It's not clear whether the man who died was the one who displayed the gun.
The man who was killed was identified by police as 21-year-old Wilchar Jules. The identities of the other men and the security guard have not been released.
Homicide detectives and forensics specialists were headed to the scene.
The complex is patrolled by Most Qualified Security Professionals, a company that employs both armed and unarmed guards. Spectrum News 13 was told the Green Gables detail is an armed patrol.
Per state law, security officers can carry concealed weapons on the job if they have the proper firearms license.
Spectrum News 13 reached out to the both the apartment complex and the security company for comment were are waiting to hear back.