RUSKIN, Fla. — A 37-year-old man who was shot by Hillsborough County deputies after coming at them with a knife early Friday has died.
- Man shot, killed by Hillsborough deputies in Ruskin
- Investigators said he had 30 prior felony charges
- Deputies have been placed on administrative leave
At about 1:30 a.m., deputies responded to a home on Shell Manor Drive in Ruskin occupied by a man, woman, and several children.
When deputies arrived, the man, armed with a knife in the front yard, came at them "in an aggressive manner," they said.
The deputies, who said they feared for their lives, opened fire on the man.
He was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he died.
The man had 30 prior felony charges, including felon in possession of a firearm, aggravated assault, aggravated child abuse, and carjacking, according to Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Crystal Clark.
Master Deputy Jessica Ennis and Deputy Daniel DeLima have been placed on administrative leave during an investigation, which is standard practice in a deputy-involved shooting. They were not injured.
Ennis, 37, has been with the Sheriff's Office for 12 years, while the 25-year-old DeLima has been with the agency for three.