Deputy shoots, kills 'most wanted' suspect - FOX 13 News

Deputy shoots, kills 'most wanted' suspect

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SEFFNER (FOX 13) -

Deputies opened fire in a Seffner neighborhood this afternoon, killing one of their 'most wanted' suspects.

According to the sheriff's office, the suspect -- who has not yet been publicly identified -- was named to the 'most wanted criminal' list last week for auto theft and other recent crimes in the area. 

Deputy Jack Thompson, an 18-year veteran, went to serve a warrant on West Wheeler Road this afternoon, but as he was waiting for backup to arrive, he got into an altercation with the suspect, who grabbed his gun.

Deputy Manny Gonzalez, a 16-year veteran, arrived and ended up shooting the suspect, who was taken to Tampa General Hospital and later died.

The view from SkyFOX after the shooting showed dozens of deputies at the scen. Cruisers lined the street and crime scene tape was strung across the yard.

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