FDLE agents shoot, kill man they say was armed with machete during narcotics search

Officer Shooting

NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - A 57-year-old man was killed during a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) led narcotics search on Friday.

FDLE says their Special Operations Team along with members of the Ft. Myers Regional Operations Center were searching a home around 8:30pm on October 11 in Sarasota County when agents were confronted by Fernando Mora.

Agents say Mora was holding a machete. They opened fire, hitting Mora.

Though EMS was called, Mora was pronounced dead at the scene.

No agents were injured.

FDLE’s Office of Executive Investigations, in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center, is investigating. Agents involved have been placed on administrative leave, which is FDLE policy.

The location of the incident has not been provided at this time.

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