A wanted man repeatedly ignored commands to show his hands before he was fatally shot by deputies with the Hillsborough (FL) County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday night (Dec. 8), newly-released body camera video shows.
Deputies say 27-year-old Dylan Ray Scott told them he had a gun. At about 2 minutes and 46 seconds into the video, Scott can be heard saying the firearm was in his waistband when asked by law enforcement, WTSP reports.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has since confirmed Scott did not actually have a gun with him, but his statements on camera gave deputies reason to believe he did.
In late July, "Scott's mother called HCSO when he left a note at her home claiming he wanted to die via suicide by cop," the sheriff's office said.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said his deputies did everything they could to prevent the situation from ending in Scott's death.