Sheriff: Man shot after bringing gun into Orange County Jail booking room

Eric Stanley
Posted at 8:11 AM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 08:14:52-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in Orlando say a 25-year-old man was shot in the shoulder after holding several people captive in the booking area of the jail. The incident unfolded Saturday night in the Orange County Jail.

Sheriff John Mina said during a news conference that Eric Stanley, 25, of Holiday, Florida, slipped off his flex cuffs and pulled a gun inside the booking area.

He held several people hostage before officers and deputies outside the building shot him in the shoulder. One deputy was injured.

Stanley faces multiple charges and is expected to go before a judge on Monday in Orlando.