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Man dies after deputy-involved shooting in Ruskin, deputies say

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Posted at 3:48 AM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 06:39:39-04

RUSKIN, Fla. — A 37-year-old man died after being shot in a deputy-involved shooting in Ruskin early Friday morning.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said they responded to a home in the 300 block of Shell Manor Drive in Ruskin after receiving a domestic violence call around 1:30 a.m.

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Upon arrival, deputies said they found a 37-year-old man, whose identity is not being released at this time, waving a large knife in the front yard of the home. Deputies said the man started approaching them in a threatening manner and refused to put the knife down.

In fear for their lives, Master Deputy Jessica Ennis and Deputy Daniel DeLima, fired multiple shots at the man. Paramedics transported him to a hospital for treatment, where he later died.

Deputies said a woman and several children were inside the home during the incident.

"The suspect has 30 prior felony charges including Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Aggravated Assault, Domestic Battery, Aggravated Child Abuse and Carjacking. His name is not being released at this time as the investigation continues," said Hillsborough County Chief Deputy Donna Lusczynski. . "As protocol, both deputies involved in the shooting are being placed on administrative leave during the investigation."

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