Sheriff: Deputy shoots man who charged at him with scissors

Fort Myers Police investigate homicide
Posted at 8:48 AM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 08:48:02-05

STUART, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Florida say a sheriff's deputy shot a man who charged at him with a pair of scissors.

Martin County Sheriff's officials said on Facebook that deputies were called to a home on Monday afternoon to remove a man who was trespassing at his parents' home.

Investigators say despite warnings to stay away from the property, the man returned. Deputies confronted him and he charged at one of them with the scissors. The deputy fired his gun, hitting the man in the abdomen. The man was taken to a hospital. There was no update on his condition.

The man's name wasn't released.

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