THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Two Marion County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a knife-wielding man near The Villages after he attacked them simply because they were law enforcement officers, according to authorities.
The deputies, whose names have not been released, were not injured in the incident, which was reported around 10:30 p.m. at the Circle K on SE Highway 42 near U.S. Highway 27.
The man was taken to a hospital, where he died, Marion County sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Bloom said. His name has not been released.
According to Bloom, the deputies had just finished fueling up and were talking when the man drove up, jumped out of his vehicle and started to attack the deputies with a very large knife.