Pasco deputies killed armed man in standoff - FOX 13 News

Pasco deputies killed armed man in standoff

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What started as a domestic call turned into a deadly standoff early Friday morning in New Port Richey.

Officers were called to this home on Marley Avenue after 62 year old Robert Kaminski threatened to kill his wife.

Kaminski's wife eventually made it out of the house.

Sometime before midnight, investigators say Kaminski walked out of his home and opened fire on Pasco County Sheriff Deputies with an AK-47.

Deputies returned fire killing Kaminski.

Hours later remnants of the standoff were all over the street, but none more sobering than the one at Julie Armes' house.

"I looked out the window and I saw the hole and that's when I called police," said Armes.

A bullet pierced the window of her house across the street from Kaminski's home.

That bullet entered a room that holds some pretty precious cargo.

"The front room is where my two boys stay, they're ten and seven. There was actually glass on my sons bed so it was a little bit scary," said Armes.

Luckily her family, and most of the families on the street, were evacuated from their homes before the shooting happened.

"You know, we were sort of annoyed when the cops said get out of your house, but thank goodness they did because literally it shot right above my sons head so," said Armes.

David Blische also evacuated.

"What happened over there was tragic, it really is. He took care of the family pretty good," said Blische.

He said he didn't know Kaminski well, but certainly didn't see this coming.

"He seemed like a family man," said Blische.

The families who evacuated say they heard the firefight as they waited blocks away.

Saturday afternoon the neighborhood was still pretty shook up from what had happened just hours earlier.

"Not only the gun shots but then seeing the hole in the window kinda brought it home that oh my goodness we could have gotten hurt," said Armes.

Two deputies were injured as a result of Kaminski's gunfire but are expected to be ok.

Were told they had minor shrapnel wounds in their legs, they were taken to the hospital, treated and released.

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