News

Deputy Fatally Shoots Sword-Wielding Man

View Comments
Deputy opened fire when a man holding a sword over his head rushed him, says sheriff. (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Deputy opened fire when a man holding a sword over his head rushed him, says sheriff. (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Tampa Bay area deputy fatally shot a man who was wielding a samurai sword during a domestic battery call.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies responded to a Bradenton home Thursday morning after a woman called authorities claiming that her son had attacked her.

As deputies approached the home, officials say 31-year-old Terry M. Sellars Jr. came out the front door and charged them with a large sword over his head. Authorities say three deputies were still in their vehicles, but the single deputy who was already outside fired at Sellars several times.

Sellars was declared dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s office wasn’t immediately naming the deputy, who was described as a 10-year veteran.

(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 933 other followers