Florida Police Shoot Multiple times & Kill Disabled Man threatening to Commit Suicide | RedCowHills

St. Petersburg, Florida — Two St. Pete Police officers are on administrative leave after shooting and killing a man they say was threatening them with a pair of scissors.
Before police arrived, a friend and neighbor of Dixon’s tried to handle the situation.
That friend, Ray Wuest, described what he saw when he walked into Dixon’s kitchen:
“[Dixon] has a cigarette in his hands, and it’s lit — and he’s sitting in the middle of a puddle of gas! So I took the cigarette out of his hand, got that out of the house, and I took the lighter out of his hand so he couldn’t ignite the gas.”
A woman called St. Petersburg Police just after 6 p.m. Sunday and told dispatchers her son, Arthur Dixon, Jr., was threatening suicide