Deputy shot in leg while breaking up fight at Florida bar

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) – A 28-year-old man is charged with shooting an Osceola County deputy who was breaking up a disturbance at a Kissimmee bar.

Deputy John Rios was shot in the leg during the disturbance early Sunday at the Sun on the Beach bar. He was treated and released at a hospital.

The sheriff’s office said Rios tried to detain Angel Manuel Lopez as he was leaving the bar and a struggle ensued. Lopez fired his gun during the incident.

Other deputies detained him without firing their weapons.

Lopez is charged with eight offenses, including attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

He is being held at the Osceola County jail. Online jail records do not say if he has a lawyer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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