A Florida sheriff’s emissary shot a male who attempted to squeeze a deputy’s gun during an early morning trade stop nearby St. Petersburg.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says Deputy Tim Virden pulled a lady over for inebriated pushing around 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Gualtieri told reporters 26-year-old Dylan Tompkins-Holmes told his girlfriend, who was pushing a car, not to concur with seriousness tests. He says Thompkins-Holmes abandoned warnings from deputies to stop interfering. He was arrested, handcuffed and put into a unit car.
When Tompkins-Holmes complained about being uncomfortable, a emissary attempted to assistance him. Gualtieri says Tompkins-Holmes grabbed a gun. Virden wrestled it divided and shot Thompkins-Holmes twice. He is approaching to survive.
The emissary wasn’t injured.
Gualtieri says Tompkins-Holmes seemed to be intoxicated. He has not been charged.