Lake County, Fla. - Lake County Sheriff’s Department identified Wayne Dorsey, 49, of Leesburg Wednesday as the suspect shot and killed by a deputy.
It happened on Tuesday evening in a shallow water of a lake across the street from J.B.’s Food Mart on Picciola Road.
According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, Dorsey rammed his car into another car at the Citgo Gas Station on Picciola Drive, tried carjacking another vehicle, then jumped in a boat and tried to row away.
Two deputies approached him at the lake and waded into the water to make an arrest. When the suspect swung an oar at the deputy he opened fire, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
The deputy who fired the gun is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
A search of court record shows that Dorsey is a registered sex offender with a history of drug charges and violence against police officers.
A woman who answered the door at Dorsey’s address declined to comment for this report.