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Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 5:57 am | Updated: 9:03 am, Wed Jul 2, 2014.

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) — Deputies fatally shot a man they were trying to arrest for selling prescription pills outside a tire store in Zephyrhills.

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco says 41-year-old Jerry Dwight Brown was shot Tuesday afternoon.

Few details were released about the shooting.

Nocco told The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/1xfGdMG ) that Brown had a violent history and had been the subject of an ongoing prescription drug investigation. His arrest record includes a kidnapping charge and two armed robberies.

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Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, http://www.tampatrib.com

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