Published: Sep 15, 2010 3:59 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 15, 2010 12:59 PM EDT

MICCO, Fla. (AP) - An Micco man who had recently lost his job was fatally shot by Brevard County deputies in what appears to be a suicide by cop.

The sheriff's office reports that deputies responded to a home Monday evening after a man called 911 and said he was armed with a pistol and planned to kill his family, himself and any officers responding to the call.

Officials say at least three deputies shot 43-year-old Eric Keith Bricker after he displayed what appeared to be a handgun. After the shooting, deputies determined it was actually a pellet gun designed to look like a firearm.

No deputies were injured.