Man shot, killed by police officers after mother said he made suicidal threats, officials say

OCALA, Fla. — One person has died after an officer-involved shooting outside a Home Depot in Ocala on Saturday morning, Ocala Police said.


Police said they received a call around 8:30 a.m. from a mother concerned for her son’s wellbeing.

The mother claimed her son was making threats about ending his life.

According to a news release, the mother said her son was at the Home Depot on State Road 200, and she gave the police a physical description of her son and his car.

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When police officers arrived at the scene, they approached the man and talked to him.

Police said they tried to de-escalate the situation, but he pulled out a handgun and fired.

Officers fired their guns in response and shot the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Officials said no officers were injured.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is currently investigating the shooting.

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