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Deputies shoot, kill suspect in Brandon

March 4, 2014
Associated Press

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — A man is dead after an altercation with Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies in a Brandon neighborhood.

Deputies shot the man early Tuesday in a suburb near Tampa.

Authorities say the suspect had attempted to break into homes and stabbed a cat. The Tampa Tribune ( ) reports the man threatened deputies with a butcher knife. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No sheriff's deputies were injured in the shooting. The Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Further details were not immediately available.


Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune,



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