Sheriff: Florida deputy kills wife, himself, leaving 4 kids

LAND O’LAKES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida sheriff’s deputy fatally shot his wife and before turning the gun on himself, leaving four children in their home.

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco says the children were not injured in the early Monday shooting.

Nocco told the Tampa Bay Times that the gunman was a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputy.

Nocco said a 14-year-old ran from the home in Land O’Lakes and called 911 after hearing an argument and a gunshot.

The names of the deputy and his wife were not released. The sheriff said Pasco County deputies had not previously been called to the home.


Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.),

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