Man who wielded crossbow shot by deputy

Man who wielded crossbow shot by deputy

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A standoff between an Orange County man and sheriff's deputies is over.

Shortly before 10 a.m., deputies responded to a disturbance in the 5400 block of Sacramento Court, after a 911 call was received from a woman who said she had been in an altercation with her father.

When deputies arrived, they discovered Timothy Kochlany, 40, had barricaded himself inside a home.  Authorities said Kochlany had thrown several items onto the front lawn, including propane tanks, which they feared was some form of booby trapping.

When deputies approached the front door, they said Kochlany fired a high-powered crossbow at them, sending an arrow through the closed door.  

"An individual inside the home fired a high power cross bow though the front door knowing there were deputies outside," Sheriff Jerry Demings said.

A deputy responded, firing one shot and striking Kochlany.  He suffered an injury which was not life-threatening and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Upon release from the hospital, Kochlany will face two counts of aggravated assault on an officer and a domestic violence charge.  Demings said Kochlany is a convicted felon, so he will likely face a weapons possession charge as well.


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