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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-362

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 26, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Deputy Involved Shooting

    Deputies responded to a residence in reference to a man with a gun threatening to harm himself.
    • Wednesday
    • September 26, 2012
    • Time: 3:00 AM
    • 1003 Turner Drive
    • Palm River, Florida


    George Luis Garrett
    DOB: 6/22/1946
    1003 Turner Drive
    Palm River, Florida

    Deputy Involved:

    Corporal Duane Benton, 44
    Assigned to District II Patrol Division
    16 year veteran


    On September 26, 2012, at approximately 3:00 a.m., deputies responded to 1003 Turner Road after a caller from within the residence reported a man inside the residence was armed with a gun and threatening suicide.

    Deputies responded to the residence and a short time later the man walked out of the residence still armed with a handgun. The deputy out of fear for his own life shot the man.

    The man was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he died.

    The investigation continues.
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