Tampa police say a teenager and two siblings tried to protect their mother from 34-year-old Gerald Lee Gay after they say Gay entered their home on E. Frierson Avenue just after midnight Tuesday.
That's when investigators say one of the teens picked up a knife and attacked Gay. He died from his injuries after he was taken to the hospital.
Investigators say Gay, who knew the teens' mother, kicked open the door of the home and attacked her in front of her 12, 13 and 18 year old children. One of them grabbed a steak knife and stabbed Gay multiple times. No charges have been filed.