Deputies shoot Florida man aim­ing cross­bow at them

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -


Sher­iff’s deputies in Florida fa­tally shot a Tampa Bay-area man who al­legedly pointed a cross­bow at them. Ac­cord­ing to a Pinel­las County Sher­iff’s Of­fice state­ment, deputies were called to 55-year-old Stan­ley Ever­sole’s Palm Har­bor home Thurs­day evening. A friend was con­cerned about the safety of Ever­sole’s 53-year-old girl­friend be­cause the cou­ple had been ar­gu­ing through­out the week, au­thor­i­ties said.

Sher­iff Bob Gualtieri told re­porters that Ever­sole had threat­ened his girl­friend with the cross­bow sev­eral times be­cause he was an­gry that she was plan­ning a Euro­pean va­ca­tion with a friend in­stead of with him. “He told her that if she called the po­lice, he was go­ing to kill the cops who showed up. So she didn’t call the po­lice. He con­tin­ued with this an­gry and er­ratic be­hav­ior over the last cou­ple days,” Gualtieri said.

As deputies spoke out­side with his girl­friend, Ever­sole abruptly ex­ited the home with a cross­bow loaded with an ar­row and pointed it at two deputies stand­ing nearby, Gualtieri said. —AP

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