Sheriff: Deputy shoots, kills man who stabbed mom

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- A man who police say called authorities stating he had stabbed and killed his mother has been shot dead by a deputy.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office reports 36-year-old Justin Sean Tucker was shot by a deputy responding to the Clearwater home Friday afternoon.

According to investigators, Tucker went outside and advanced toward Corporal Pete Doyle with something in his hand.

Authorities say Doyle ordered Tucker to stop several times but he continued advancing toward him.

Doyle fired several shots, and the suspect died at the scene.

Sixty-seven-year-old Kathryn Marie Clark was found stabbed inside the home. A butcher knife was found next to her body.

No deputies were injured. The investigation is ongoing.


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