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Largo man asks cops to shoot him

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A call to the Walsingham Apartments in Largo ended with an intense 15-minute stand off for Largo police officers early Monday morning.

Soon after midnight Monday Largo PD responded to an unknown situation at the apartment complex on Walsingham Road. Officers tried to talk to a man who had walked into his neighbors' apartment saying he wanted police to shoot him.

According to a Largo police report, the man was drunk. Officers made contact with him on the phone and he told them he had a gun and wasn't sure why it jammed.

When officers convinced him to step outside he came out with a hand gun and a rifle. After 15 minutes of the man pointing his gun to his head and asking police to shoot him, he turned to step back into the apartment and the officers took him down with a few non-lethal gun shots. They also used a taser on him when he tried to run away.

Paramedics took the man to Largo Medical Center of Indian Rocks for a mental health evaluation. According to the police report, his wounds are superficial, he is in the police custody.

 

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