TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) – A man who was shot by police when he pointed a gun at officers on Thanksgiving has died.
The Tampa Police Department says 30-year-old Derrick Everett died at a hospital.READ MORE: Vax305: Bike Ride Aims To End Cycle Of Vaccine Hesitancy Among South Florida Communities Of Color
Officers were called to a home Thursday because a man and woman were arguing. Witnesses reported that the man had a weapon.READ MORE: Another Weekend Of Gun Violence Bring Country’s Total Number Of Mass Shootings To 270
When they arrived, they found Everett and a woman in the shed. Everett was holding a handgun. He was ordered to drop the gun, but he pointed the gun at the woman. One officer fired at him, then he pointed the gun at the officers. Both officers fired their weapons.
Neither officer was injured. Both were placed on administrative leave, which the department said is standard procedure for officer-involved shootings.MORE NEWS: Florida Men Facing Fraud Charges For Reportedly Cheating Investors
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