TAVARES, Fla. — The Lake County Sheriff's Office says a 33-year-old man who was killed by deputy in a shooting over the weekend had a history of violence.

Jorge Luis Rivera-Melendez, 33, was a suspect in a Clermont domestic violence case involving a firearm and has a history of similar issues, they said.

Rivera-Melendez was shot by a deputy Sunday at the Carrington at Four Corners apartment complex. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

The deputy who fired upon him was not injured, and his actions are being investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which is standard procedure. His identity has not been released, though authorities said he's been with the Sheriff's Office for more than two years.

According to records, a protective-order request was filed with the court system weeks ago, but a judge threw it out when the woman in the case didn't show up in court.

"It's a bad situation for victims in a lot of these cases. A lot of times, it's the only home they know and the only person they knew, so it puts them in a difficult situation," Sheriff's Sgt. Jim Vachon said. "So it's not uncommon to not to want to proceed with prosecution," he said.