TAMPA POLICE SHOOT ARMED SUBJECT

01/12/19

DATE/TIME: 1/12/19 at 1:49 AM

LOCATION: 2500 block W. Kenmore Avenue

DETAILS: Tampa Police Officers were dispatched to the report of a suicidal male caller who told the call taker “I apologize to the cop that has to shoot me”. Upon arrival, the subject, who was armed with a knife, charged at the arriving officer.  An officer deployed his electronic control device (ECD). The subject continued to charge at the officer. The officer then attempted to retreat and, in fear for his life, shot at the suspect, hitting him.  The male dropped the knife, but continued to advance on the officer. Back up officers arrived on scene and an electronic control device (ECD) was successfully deployed. The subject was then taken into custody.

No officers were injured during this event. The subject has been transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital with non-life threatening wounds.