CRIME
09/26/2012 12:45 pm ET

George Louis Garrett Fatally Shot By Deputy After Threatening Suicide

A deputy shot and killed a man who was threatening suicide in Palm River, Fla., Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says.

George Louis Garrett, 66, died early Wednesday morning at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa Bay Online reports.

Deputies arrived at Garrett's home at around 3 a.m., responding to a report that a man inside had a gun and was threatening to kill himself. The call came from inside the home.

Cpl. Duane Benton, 44, shot Garrett after he came out of his home holding a gun and reportedly refused to put it down.

Bay News 9 reports that Benton was involved in a similar incident in 2002, when he fatally shot a woman who threatened suicide before opening fire on deputies.

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