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Detectives Investigate Stabbing And Deputy Involved Shooting

Photo by J Dawson
Photo by J Dawson

Detectives Investigate Stabbing And Deputy Involved Shooting

May 16, 2014

According to deputies, at about 12:15 p.m. this afternoon the Sheriff’s Communication Center received a call in which a male reported he had stabbed his mother and killed her.  The home is located in Unincorporated Clearwater.

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Deputies responded to the scene and challenged the home.

Corporal Pete Doyle, approached the front of the residence, knocked at the door and announced himself as a Sheriff’s deputy. Suddenly, the deputies heard yelling and screaming coming from within the residence. Deputies say the suspect came down the stairs, made his way out the door and continued to advance toward Deputy Doyle with something in his hand.

Doyle repeatedly ordered him to stop, but the subject continued advancing towards him. Corporal Doyle fired several shots. The suspect died on scene.

Audio of radio traffic reporting shots fired at 12:21PM

The body of a female was discovered inside the residence. Deputies say it appears the woman was stabbed. A butcher knife was located next to the body.

No deputies were injured.

The deceased female has been identified as 67 year-old Kathryn Marie Clark.
The deceased male has been identified as 35 year-old Justin Sean Tucker.


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