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Police: Teen stabs man who broke into home, attacked woman

Stabbing
Posted at 5:55 PM, Jan 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-09 17:55:00-05

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida teen fatally stabbed a man who forced his way into a home and attacked the teen's mother.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that the break-in occurred early Tuesday in a Tampa neighborhood.

Police say 34-year-old Gerald Lee Gay, who had a child with a woman who lived at the home, kicked in the door shortly after midnight. Police say Gay then attacked the woman while her three children - ages 12, 13, and 18 - tried to restrain him.

Investigators say one of the teens grabbed a steak knife and stabbed Gay several times. He later died at a nearby hospital.

The family was cooperating with police, and no arrests were immediately made. Police weren't saying which teen stabbed Gay or the genders of the children.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

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