Man shot after opening fire on cops in Port Orange


PORT ORANGE, Fla. —A man was shot and injured by police in Port Orange, according to officials.
Police said they were responding to a call about a suicidal man and gunfire at a home on Sparton Avenue early Tuesday morning when the shooting happened.
When officers arrived at the home, 56-year-old Howard Button III had a verbal exchange with them, then barricaded himself inside and fired several rounds at them, investigators said.
At one point, Button went inside the home to reload and then came back out to fire at officers again, police said.
“We arrived and he tried to kill our officers by shooting at them with a very high-powered revolver. Our officers did what they were trained to do and they returned fire. And eventually he was hit and they got him medical treatment immediately.“ said Port Orange Police Chief Gerald Monahon
Button was shot at least one time, police said. He was taken to Halifax Hospital in critical condition and is undergoing surgery.
Police said Button’s wife and daughter live at the home, but they left before the shooting.
No other injuries were reported.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting and will determine how man rounds were fired and who fired them.
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