Pasco deputies shoot, kill man who charged at them with knife

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Fla. (WFLA) – Pasco County sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance where a man charged at deputies, was shot and later died.

Deputies responded to a home at 38339 Higginson Road in reference to a domestic disturbance at 7:47 p.m. this evening.

The caller mentioned that her son was violent and wanted to kill deputies before they would deploy a Taser on him.

When deputies arrived, the man fled to a trailer behind the house.

The man was held up inside the trailer, threatening suicide with a knife.

Deputies made entry into the trailer and the man charged at them and held up the knife.

One deputy fired at the man several times.

Deputies immediately called Fire Rescue to render aid to the suspect at the scene.

He was taken to an area hospital with unknown injuries and died on the way.

No further information was immediately released.

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