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St. Petersburg police officer shoots, kills man armed with gun, deputies say

The officer was uninjured.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — An armed man is dead after a St. Petersburg police officer shot him, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

It all started around 3:30 a.m. Monday at a home in the area of 20th Avenue North near 45th Street North. The sheriff's office said a woman called authorities to say her son, 31-year-old Cody Kiley, had gotten hold of her gun and was threatening her. 

Authorities said she told them she took her 4-year-old granddaughter into a bathroom in the back of the home for safety. 

Sometime after officers responded, Kiley went out to the backyard, the sheriff's office said. 

At some point, K-9 Officer Stephen York deployed K-9 Loki to try and subdue Kiley, who was reportedly still armed, the sheriff's office said. When Kiley refused to drop the gun and kept threatening officers, York then got Loki away from Kiley and eventually shot and killed Kiley, the agency continued.

The sheriff's office said its investigators are still gathering information surrounding the shooting, and details are still somewhat limited. 

St. Pete Police Chief Anthony Hollaway said both York and Loki were unharmed in the shooting. York will be placed on administrative leave per standard protocol. 

The Pinellas County Use of Deadly Force Investigative Taskforce is investigating the shooting, per an interagency agreement. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is taking the lead in this investigation.

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