Police say a Florida man is dead after Phoning 911 to report an armed Person outside his home and then pointing a gun in the responding deputy
Police say a Florida man is dead after phoning 911 to report an armed person outside his house and then pointing a gun in the responding deputy.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said during a news conference that 60-year-old Kenneth Layton’s Friday morning departure was caused by a “suicide by cop” situation.
Judd says Layton made an emergency call, asserting a guy with a gun was banging on the door of his Lakeland home. When Deputy Chad Nichols arrived in the house, he reported seeing Layton holding a handgun. When Layton pointed the gun in Nichols, Judd says the deputy fired once, hitting Layton from the torso.
Officials say Layton died at the scene.
Judd says Layton’s wife died earlier this year, and they are investigating whether that led to his activities Friday.