LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a domestic violence suspect who came at his partner with a large knife.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says deputies Tyler Green and Brennen Wede went to an apartment complex for disabled veterans Wednesday night after a woman complained that her boyfriend, William Beavers, was drunk and violent.

Green and Wede went to the couple’s apartment. The sheriff’s office says in a news release that after the deputies knocked on the door several times, Beavers came out with a knife held over his shoulder and directed at Wede. Authorities say Green told Beavers to drop the knife several times then shot him when he refused.

The 43-year-old Beavers died at the scene.

An investigation is underway.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Read or Share this story: http://detne.ws/2gjwLEN