Listen Live on  
 

970 WFLA

Tampa Bay's News Radio
 
 

Deputy fatally shoots sword-wielding man

 
Deputy fatally shoots sword-wielding man
Posted Thursday, August 28th 2014 @ 6pm

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Tampa bay area deputy fatally shot a man who was wielding a samurai sword during a domestic battery call.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies responded to a Bradenton home Thursday morning after a woman called authorities claiming that her son had attacked her.

As deputies approached the home, officials say 31-year-old Terry M. Sellars Jr. Came out the front door and charged them with a large sword over his head. Authorities say three deputies were still in their vehicles, but the single deputy who was already outside fired at Sellars several times.

Sellars was declared dead at the scene.

The sheriff's office wasn't immediately naming the deputy, who was described as a 10-year veteran.

 

Recommended Stories

More from 970 WFLA

*