Bradenton, Fla.-(970 WFLA)-A Bradenton police officer is on administrative leave after shooting and killing a man who charged him with a metal pipe in the 1800 block of East Manatee Avenue.
Police say it all started when they got a call about a kidnapping in the 300 block of 20th Street, East. Police found a woman's boyfriend holding her against her will. Officers chased the man four blocks to the East Manatee Avenue location. The officer shot the man once in the chest.
There is a shooting investigation underway. It's the first deadly shooting involving a member of the Bradenton Police Department in five years.