HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — After finishing a review, the State Attorney's Office has justified the use of force by a Hillsborough County deputy who shot and killed a knife-wielding man last month.
The State Attorney's Office says it will not be filing criminal charges following an investigation into the shooting involving Hillsborough County Deputy Kevin Stabins, 42.
Sheriff Chad Chronister said deputies were dispatched when a family member called 911 saying Jesus Calderon was trying to take his own life.
When Stabins responded and tried to get Calderon to drop a knife, Chronister says he refused and aggressively approached the deputy. At that point, he fired his service weapon multiple times -- hitting Calderon.
Calderon, 52, was taken to AdventHealth, where he was pronounced dead.
Calderon had been previously taken into emergency mental health custody seven times under the Baker Act. Deputies say this is their eighth call for him acting suicidal with a knife.
State Attorney Andrew Warren's Office provided the following letter:
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