“I’m going to die tonight,” said a Florida man before he was killed by the police.
WINTER HAVEN (CBSMiami/AP) – “I’m going to die tonight,” a Florida man said before he had to fire his gun towards police as he investigated the sexual harassment call.
According to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, a woman who called 911 on Saturday said a gunshot had been fired when she and her husband went to her home in Winter Haven to pick up her 14-year-old daughter, 52-year-old Larry Jenkins.
The sheriff said Jenkins engaged in sexual acts and exposed the teenager to it.
When Jenkins got home, the teenagers were waiting for him outside. Jenkins was drunk and said she gave her husband a gun to shoot them. The man refused, and Jenkins then pointed the gun at himself. “I am preparing to die,” the woman said in the sheriff’s statement to reporters. The woman fired the gun towards the ground and the youth fled from there.
Winter Haven Police Sergeant Joshua Dentel and other police officers found Jenkins on a patio while smoking a cigarette. Sergeant Dentel asked Jenkins to raise his hands, but he refused, saying, “I have a gun in my pocket.”
Jenkins told the cops, “I’m going to die tonight. You have to shoot me.” Sergeant Dentel fired several times as Jenkins took the gun out of his pocket. Jenkins died despite the intervention of paramedics.
Sergeant Dentel was on leave from the department where he had been working for nearly 10 years due to the investigation opened by the sheriff’s office and the prosecutor’s office during the investigation.
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