RUSKIN (CBSMiami/AP) — When a police officers says ‘put the weapon down,’ not listening is usually a deadly mistake.
Florida deputies fatally shot a man they say threatened them with a knife.READ MORE: Grandmother Hopes For Justice One Year After Murder Of Chassidy Saunders
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office say deputies responded to a call about a domestic dispute Friday and found a 37-year-old man waving a large knife in front of the home. They said a woman and several children were inside the home.
The department said in a news release that the man refused to put the knife down and approached the deputies in a menacing manner.READ MORE: No Major Accidents After 'Wheels Up, Guns Down' Bicyclists Hit Miami Highways
That’s when deputies Jessica Innis and Daniel DeLima opened fire, striking the man several times. He later died at a hospital.
Investigators didn’t release the man’s name, but said he had previously been charged with 30 felonies. Per department policy, the deputies were placed on administrative leave.MORE NEWS: Butler Gets Triple-Double, Heat Hold Off Raptors 104-99
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