Officers shoot into Ocoee home. The wrong home.
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Posted 2/10/16 , edited 2/10/16
What is going on in Florida? A bunch of bizarre things have happened this year already.

OCOEE, Fla. —Ocoee police shot into a house in the middle of the night, but the man who lives there said they showed up at the wrong home.

Surveillance video obtained by WESH 2 News shows officers rushing to the home.

"It seems to be becoming more aggressive out here," said a neighbor, who does not wish to be identified.

Home surveillance video from a neighbor shows what appears to be an officer holding a gun as he moves toward the home in Ocoee's Brookstone subdivision.

Ocoee police said they responded to the house for a disturbance call around 1 a.m. Saturday.

When they got there, Ocoee police Chief Charles Brown said two officers encountered the homeowner with a gun, and officers opened fire.

Bullets shattered windows and went through walls as the homeowner's wife and 12-year-old child slept inside.

The homeowner said police had the wrong house.

In a statement sent to WESH 2 News, the homeowner's lawyer said after loud banging at the front door, his client asked officers four times to identify themselves.

The homeowner claims no one responded, and the homeowner got his gun. Shortly after, police started shooting.

Attorney Todd Miner tells WESH 2 News an Ocoee police officer at the scene later told his client that police admitted they had the wrong house. But Ocoee police declined to comment further, citing an ongoing investigation.

"It's a real sad thing. They need to be more aware of who they are serving and who they are protecting," the neighbor said.

The two Ocoee police officers involved are now on administrative leave. It's unclear why police allegedly went to the wrong house.

The homeowner and his family have not been charged. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.

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Bet it's all those retirees. They just make things too crazy.
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That's pretty severe to mistake houses.
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Thank God no one was killed or injured.
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What a weird name for a town
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