Fla. Deputy Fatally Shot Spouse, Killed Self With four Youngsters in Residence: Sheriff


A Florida sheriff’s deputy fatally shot his spouse earlier than turning the gun on himself whereas their 4 kids have been inside the house, NBC affiliate WFLA-TV reported.

The capturing occurred at a subdivision within the Pasco County metropolis of Land O’Lakes, positioned simply north of Tampa.

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco stated deputies responded to the house round midnight Monday after a teen referred to as 911 to report a capturing. 

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As soon as inside, deputies discovered the physique of 33-year-old Samantha Keithley on a sofa downstairs. Kirk Keithley, 39, a deputy with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace, was discovered lifeless upstairs with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Pasco County Sheriff’s workplace stated.

In keeping with WFLA, deputies stated the couple had two kids collectively and one youngster every from a earlier relationship. The youngsters have been inside the house on the time of the capturing, however Nocco stated they didn’t seem to witness it.

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The youngsters’s ages weren’t instantly clear, however Nocco stated the oldest youngster is 14 years outdated. 

Nocco stated the deputy didn’t use his service weapon within the capturing and added that there had been no earlier 911 calls to the house.

“Home violence is a horrendous act that goes on in each group,” Nocco stated at an early morning information convention. “The second that any particular person goes from defending individuals to harming individuals loses the proper, it doesn’t matter what company they’re with, to name themselves a regulation enforcement officer.”

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