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Riverview man with gun near school stopped by deputy

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The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reports that on Tuesday, April 23 at approximately 2:30 p.m., children and a crossing guard reported seeing a man with a gun walking near Sessums Elementary School located at 11525 Ramble Creek Drive in Riverview.

A deputy working at the school spotted an adult male holding what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun walking on the sidewalk along Ramble Creek Drive directly in front of the elementary school.

Authorities say the suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Dillon Conn of Riverview, made no effort to conceal the weapon that he was holding in his right hand. The deputy reported that Conn appeared agitated, as he exhibited the weapon in a careless, threatening manner.

The deputy confronted Conn with his weapon drawn and instructed Conn to stop walking and drop the gun. The deputy said Conn stopped and screamed that the deputy that he would have to shoot him because he was not going to put the gun down. 

After further prompts from the deputy, Conn eventually complied and dropped the firearm into the grass. Conn was then handcuffed and arrested. Once arrested, the deputy said that Conn said numerous times that he wanted the deputy to kill him, and that it was not worth it to live anymore.

The deputy found a medium caliber semi-automatic handgun, but upon closer inspection the deputy discovered the firearm was a gas powered BB pistol without a red tip on the end of the barrel like most BB guns.

Conn was transported to the Orient Road Jail for booking without further incident.

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