Florida Man Holding Hatchet and Gun Shot by Deputies

Posted at 4:44 AM, Jan 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-30 04:32:59-05

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - A man staying at a central Florida hotel got into a shoot-out with sheriff's deputies.

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office says its deputies responded to reports of gun shots coming from a Kissimmee hotel.

When deputies got there, authorities say 36-year-old Timothy Wohlfelder, 36, came out of the room and fired at them.

He eventually came out of the room armed with a hatchet and pistol and refused to drop his weapons.

Deputies shot Wohlfelder three times. He's in stable condition at a hospital and is being charged with three counts of attempted murder on a law-enforcement officer.

A hotel guest staying in a room located in the direction Wohlfelder was firing also sustained a gunshot wound and was being treated at a local hospital.

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Wohlfelder was armed with a machete.

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