A sheriff’s office deputy in Orange County, Florida, shot a man outside the training facility of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) Monday on suspicion of stalking a female wrestler. Armando Montalvo had been issued a trespass warning earlier. However, he returned to the center, following which he was reported to the sheriff’s office.

"He was fixated with a female wrestler here," Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said, without naming the wrestler, according to Orlando Sentinel, a local news network. "She was not here today."

WWE had got an injunction against Montalvo who was caught trespassing on three separate occasions for allegedly stalking A.J. Lee, a female wrestler, New York Daily News reported. 

The deputy shot Montalvo after the 29-year-old charged at him, Demings said, according to the Associated Press. Montalvo underwent surgery after suffering life-threatening injuries.

The officer "was running backward trying to create distance between he and the subject, and ultimately the subject closes within just a few feet of him. And he fired the shot," CNN quoted Demings as saying. The report added that Montalvo had undergone a mental health evaluation.

Montalvo had a history of arrests for violence, robbery and battery, according to police.

TMZ reported that, in a previous incident, Montalvo threw urine and feces on the training center’s building. He also reportedly showed up at the facility in a wrestling suit and threatened WWE employees because he was not hired.

Paul Levesque, a popular WWE wrestler and executive president of the company, tweeted about the incident.