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Deputy Involved Shooting In Valrico

Deputy Involved Shooting In Valrico

TAMPA, Fla (970 WFLA) - Hillsborough sheriff's deputies are investigating a deputy-involved shooting in Seffner.

It happened at 904 W. Wheeler Road.  No deputies were hurt, but the suspect was shot and killed.

Sheriff David Gee says the suspect, whose name has not been released, was a wanted career criminal who has previously been convicted of murder and other violent crimes.

Gee says the suspect had been on the sheriff's office's Most Wanted list.  The man was found on the private property in Seffner when Deputy Jack Thompson arrived.  He detained the suspect.

That's when the suspect grabbed Thompson's gun out of his holster.  When deputy Manny Gonzalez arrived, investigators say the suspect failed to comply and was shot.  The suspect was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.



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