A Florida man wielding a machete was shot dead by police after he allegedly broke right into a home, crawled into mattress with the home-owner and wounded an officer on Thursday morning, officers mentioned.
The home-owner was asleep in an residence connected to his home in Fruitville when he instantly awoke round 9:30 a.m. to discover a stranger inside sharpening a machete on a baseball bat, The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said
“I have an intruder that broke into my home. He’s got a damn machete and he’s a little whacked,” the home-owner mentioned in a 911 name, ABC13 reported.
While the home-owner was on the cellphone with dispatchers, he fled exterior. Police arrived minutes later and located the deranged suspect nonetheless inside with the machete, in line with the sheriff’s office.
“I woke up on a mattress and there’s a guy lying next to me saying, ‘I love you’,” he continued. “I’m weirded out. He’s got my machete in his hand. Boy, thank God they got here quick.”
When 4 deputies arrived, the suspect approached them with the machete and sliced a deputy within the hand inflicting “severe injuries,” police mentioned.
At that time two deputies opened fireplace and killed the suspect.
The injured officer was taken to a neighborhood hospital the place he’ll bear surgical procedure, officers mentioned.
“I pray to God he doesn’t lose his fingers or his hand. I can tell you it’s not life-threatening, but they are critical injuries,” Kaitlyn Perez with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office informed ABC13.