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Florida deputy confesses to killing 3 family members in chilling final radio call

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Dec 20 2018 9:00 AM

A Florida sheriff’s deputy killed three of his family members, including his granddaughter, before taking his own life Wednesday, Hillsborough County police said.

In a 6:42 a.m. transmission to the department's main radio channel, 58-year-old Terry Strawn admitted to fatally shooting his wife, 54-year-old Teresa Strawn; daughter, 32-year-old Courtney Strawn; and granddaughter, 6-year-old Londyn Strawn, at two separate residences using his service weapon, according to authorities.

Strawn, a school resource deputy, detailed where the crimes took place before announcing that he was going to kill himself at nearby Plant City High School, County Sheriff Chad Chronister said during a news conference. His final transmission alluded to emotional and financial problems. The deputy said he planned to kill himself at Plant City High School.

"The supervisor immediately got on air and did everything they could to talk him down, calm him down and bring some calm to the situation," Chronister said. They implored him: " 'Don't do something that's a permanent solution to a temporary problem.' "

But their pleas were futile.


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