Levy County Sheriff's deputies shoot, kill armed man during confrontation in Chiefland

Michael Wesley Goodale was shot by Levy County Sheriff's deputies Thursday night after deputies say he confronted them with two knives in Chiefland. Photo provided.

State agents are investigating after Levy County Sheriff's deputies say they shot and killed an armed man while responding to a domestic situation in Chiefland Thursday night.

The sheriff's office says three deputies responded to 7450 NW 110th St. in Chiefland about 8:40 p.m. and were confronted by a man with an undisclosed weapon. The deputies tried to subdue the man with "less lethal weapons" but were forced to fire their guns, Undersheriff Brett Beauchamp said in a statement Friday.

Beauchamp says 34-year-old Michael Wesley Goodale was taken to UF Health where he died. He said two of the deputies were injured. They were treated and released at a local hospital.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating, which is standard operating procedure in officer-involved shootings. Beauchamp says the deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Sheriff Bobby McCallum said in a statement that he's saddened by the events and extends his condolences to the family.

This is a developing story. Check back with CBS 4 as more details become available.

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