Sheriff: Florida man killed after pointing gun at deputies
SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man suspected of fatally shooting his mother was killed by deputies after he pointed a shotgun at them.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told news outlets Saturday that John Clark had told a friend he killed his mother, Susan Clark, and the friend called authorities. Susan Clark’s body was found in her condominium, wrapped in a blanket and dead from a shotgun wound.
Deputies began searching for John Clark and early Saturday spotted him driving slowly near the condominium in his mother’s car. When they approached the car, they could see Clark had a shotgun on his lap and ordered him to drop it.
Instead, Gualtieri says Clark raised the gun toward the three deputies, who shot and killed him. The deputies were not injured.