|Published:||Sep 16, 2010 4:15 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 16, 2010 1:16 PM EDT|
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa police officer reportedly shot a man wielding a butcher knife outside a hospital.
Police say the officer responded to a fight outside St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Tuesday night.
The officer eventually found 41-year-old Yoel Leon trying to stab 27-year-old Carlos Felipe Laoveiga. When Leon refused to drop the knife, the officer reportedly shot him twice in the upper body.
Laoveiga told police that he had dropped of his girlfriend - Leon's estranged wife - and her 16-year-old daughter at the hospital and that Leon had been chasing him.
Leon was taken to the nearby emergency room after the shooting. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Leon has been charged with aggravated assault.