Authorities say a sheriff's deputy in Florida fatally shot a suspect who attacked the officer.
The office says Pierre attacked 48-year-old Deputy Sean Youngward. Witnesses told investigators that Pierre punched and kicked Youngward.
Investigators say Youngward had to call in backup when non-lethal methods failed to subdue Pierre.
Deputy Steven Briggs arrived and the sheriff's office said he found Youngward on his back, still under assault.
The sheriff's office says Briggs ordered Pierre to stop before firing several shots.
Pierre, who was unarmed, died at a hospital.
Both deputies are on leave as the shooting is investigated. Authorities haven't released the races of those involved.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.