Two Florida sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a home violence suspect who refused their orders to drop his gun, officers stated Tuesday. 

Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a name Monday night time a couple of home dispute between a lady and her ex-boyfriend, in response to St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway. 

According to an incident report, the ex-boyfriend hit the girl and her teenage son because the boy tried to cease the assault. 

Deputies from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office responded to the call. 

Deputies from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the decision. 


“The child came to his mom’s rescue, but he also hit the child,” Holloway stated throughout a information convention on Tuesday. 

The deputies took details about the incident and went to the person’s house some 90 minutes later to arrest him on expenses of home violence and baby abuse. 

The man obtained into his automotive as deputies approached, Holloway stated. They tried to confront him, however noticed he had a gun. They requested him to drop the weapon however he refused. They then fired a number of rounds into the automotive, the chief stated. 

The man, whose title was not instantly launched, died on the scene, Holloway stated. He added that he doesn’t imagine the person returned hearth. 

Holloway recognized the deputies as “Cpl. Hunter” and “Deputy Lansford.” He didn’t point out the races of these concerned. 

According to Holloway, footage from a doorbell digital camera on the ex-girlfriend’s house confirmed the person making suicidal feedback. He added that deputies had developed a plan to strategy him, however that modified after they noticed him holding the gun. 


The lady and her son suffered minor accidents within the assault at her house, the chief stated. 

The capturing is being investigated by the Pinellas County Use of Deadly Force Investigative Task Force, which was shaped in 2020 and is designed to maintain regulation enforcement businesses from investigating use-of-force incidents by their very own officers.