RIVERVIEW (FOX 13) - Two deputies fired at an estranged husband after he refused to put his own firearm away, authorities explained Friday morning.
After 3 a.m., two Hillsborough County deputies responded to a Riverview home on Estates Del Sol Drive. The wife said she came home to find her estranged husband unlawfully inside, said Sheriff Chad Chronister.
At some point, the suspect exited the home, and deputies made contact with him, and officials said he refused to respond to their commands. Then, he raised a firearm and pointed it at them, Sheriff Chronister said during a press conference.
"They told him, 'Drop the gun. Drop the gun. Drop the gun.' He raised the firearm. They still continued to instruct him to drop the firearm," he explained. "He turns towards them, pointed the gun at them."
Both deputies fired multiple shots at him, and he passed away at the scene. Neither deputy was injured. They are on paid administrative leave during an internal investigation, which is standard procedure after a deputy-involved shooting.
The suspect's identity has not been released.