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Posted at 3:42 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 16:44:09-05

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) —  Authorities say a deputy in Florida has killed his wife, his daughter and his granddaughter before turning the gun on himself.

During a Wednesday afternoon news conference, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said that Terry Strawn, a school security officer, shot his wife and 6-year-old granddaughter, then went to his daughter’s house and shot her.

Chronister says Strawn went on the department’s main radio channel to say he’d harmed his family and then shot himself near a high school. Strawn used his service revolver.

Strawn was a deputy from 1991 until his retirement in 2017. He was rehired as a school security officer in 2018.

The incident unfolded Wednesday morning in Plant City, a rural community east of Tampa.