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Deputies responded to a residence in reference to a man with a gun threatening to harm himself.
George Luis Garrett
1003 Turner Drive
Palm River, Florida
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.