John F. Zemola Killed by Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
5198 64th St N
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Deputies responded to a home after a 911 call came in for a domestic disturbance. Deputy Jake Guathier and Deputy Jonathan Segrete responded. At the scene, the deputies saw Zemola ramming a car and their house, knocking a front pillar down, with his pickup truck. Deputies said that when they approached Zemora, he put the truck in reverse and pulled onto 64th Street where his vehicle became disabled. He then got out of the truck with a knife in his hand and after deputies told him several times to drop the knife, they shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: John F. Zemola

Agency Responsible: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 49

Race: White

Date of Death: November 5, 2016

County: Pinellas

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 2017

Geography: Suburban

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