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Police shoot and kill man on Smoken Gun Lane

By Mason White 3:23 PM August 31, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A man was shot dead by police after pointing his weapon at officers during a standoff on a street named Smoken Gun Lane, police in Florida said.

Thonotosassa police said that around 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, officers were called to a home on Smoken Gun Lane, where they found 53-year-old Todd Tomlinson in possession of a weapon.

The officers ordered him to the ground, but Tomlinson raised his gun at pointed it at them.

That’s when he was shot. Police officers entered the home, where they found the dead body of Tomlinson’s brother Scott, 51, in the kitchen.

The two brothers owned Tomlinson Brothers Plastering company. Police officers Mark Barnwell, 52, and Izzy Roquemore, 45, have been placed on administrative leave.

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