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Charles was walking up and down a street holding a firearm, according to authorities. When officers arrived, the man reportedly refused to drop the gun and pointed it at police, who opened fire. Investigators later said Charles was carrying a 'simulated revolver'.
Four officers were identified by the department as being involved: Michael Ragsdale, Joseph Imburgio, Alyce Payne, and Nicholas Metzger.
OPD did not say which two officers fired at Charles.
A single officer arrived first at the scene early Sunday in response to a report that Charles was walking up and down a busy street carrying a firearm. The officer then called for backup. The gun ended up being a "simulated" gun.
Charles, 25, was black; the officers are white. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement was investigating.