A Deputy Opens Fire

Bradenton, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-A Manatee County deputy is on administrative leave after shooting and killing a man who said he had a gun.  

Deputies say it all started with a domestic situation at a gas station on Cortez Road, West.  When deputies arrived to talk with the man involved, 38 year-old Corey Mobley took off.

Deputies caught up with Mobley on 6th Avenue, West, where he told deputies he had a gun.  A deputy opened fire when Mobley started to put his hand inside his pocket.  Sheriff Rick Wells says Mobley did not have a gun, but his deputy thought Mobley was going for a gun.

The deputy who shot Mobley is on paid administrative leave.

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