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Armed man shot by police sniper after six-hour standoff with Pinellas Park SWAT team

Pinellas Park Police said this home at 6665 100th Ave. N was the scene of a six-hour standoff Monday between a man inside the home and members of the department's SWAT team. The man, who was a guest at the home, was shot by a police sniper and hospitalized. [Google Maps]
Published Jul. 29

An armed man who kept a Pinellas Park SWAT team in a standoff for more than six hours Monday was shot by a sniper after threatening officers, police said. He was being treated at a local hospital for a single gunshot wound.

Pinellas Park Police said they were called to 6665 100th Avenue N at about 10:30 a.m. regarding an armed male who was a guest at the house. A woman who lives at the address had called 911 after escaping with her adult daughter and a 4-year-old child, police said.

When the man, whose name has not yet been released, barricaded himself inside the house, a SWAT team was brought in. Members of the team tried to talk with the man, officers said, but he was hostile and at one point threatened to come out and "shoot an officer." He then cut off communication for hours, they said.

At about 4:30 p.m., SWAT units pushed open the front door of the house with an armored vehicle. The man went in and out of the house several times while carrying handgun, according to police.

When he raised the gun and shot toward officers, they said, a sniper shot the man once and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Glen Moran, who is listed in public records as an owner of the house, said in an interview that his son lives there with his wife and their child. He said that the wife's 20-year-old daughter was in an argument with her boyfriend. "It was a domestic dispute that just got out of control," Moran said.

Detectives are investigating the original incident and criminal charges are pending. The officer-involved shooting also will be investigated with the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Forensics Unit.

Contact Kavitha Surana at ksurana@tampabay.com or 727-893-8149. Follow @ksurana6.

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