OCALA, Fla. – Officers responding to a reported suicide threat by a guest at a central Florida hotel fatally shot the 54-year-old white man, police said
The Ocala Star-Banner reports that Keven Ernest Tree was killed on Thursday at a Holiday Inn Express in Ocala.
Witnesses at the hotel said Tree had been threatening to kill himself with a gun before police shot him.
Tree's friend Laura Ferrier told the newspaper that he had health issues, and was living at the hotel because of a recent eviction.
Deputy Police Chief Rodney Smith says several officers were involved. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.
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Update - Ocala police officers are reported as not being injured— Ocala Police Dept (@ocalapd) January 12, 2017