Tampa Bay Man Killed After Threatening to Kill Wife, Firing at SWAT Team

A man was killed after firing several rounds from an AK-47 at deputies, officials said.

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Deputies shot and killed a New Port Richey man after he allegedly threatened to kill his wife and fired at a SWAT team.

Pasco County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the Tampa Bay area home Friday at about 9 p.m.

When a responding deputy arrived, the suspect allegedly pointed a weapon in the deputy's direction. He then went back into the home. The man's wife had already fled the scene.

A SWAT team and crisis management negotiators arrived and began a dialogue with the suspect.

According to investigators, sometime before midnight the man exited the house and shot multiple rounds from an AK-47 at deputies, who returned fire. The man was killed. His name has not been released.

Two deputies sustained minor injuries, possibly shrapnel wounds to their legs.

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