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Suspect Dead After Overnight Deputy-Involved Shooting

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL. – On Monday, at approximately 11:17 p.m., the Pinellas County Use of Deadly Force Investigative Taskforce was activated in reference to an incident at 3949 38th St N.

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Deputies were there in an effort to arrest Chad Allen Jenkins on Probable Cause for Child Abuse (Felony) and Domestic Battery (Misdemeanor) established from an earlier investigation.

Deputies say that an earlier investigation also revealed that Jenkins was known to be armed with a firearm.

Deputies approached the residence where they saw Jenkins entering a vehicle and initiated contact with the suspect who had a firearm in his hand.

Shots were fired and Jenkins sustained gunshot wounds that resulted in his death.

No deputies were hurt in the gunfire.

The investigation is ongoing with St. Petersburg Police Department is leading the investigation as a member of the Pinellas County Use of Deadly Force Investigation Taskforce.

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