A Polk Sheriff’s Department sergeant with 11 years’ experience shot and killed Ryan L. Smith, 44, Monday after Smith pulled a knife and threatened deputies chasing him through a quiet south Lakeland neighborhood near Ewell Road (location), Sheriff Grady Judd said. | View news conference

Source: News Channel 8

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