Florida police: Teen stabs, kills intruder who kicked door in and attacked his mom

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A man was stabbed to death in Tampa on Tuesday after police say he kicked a woman’s door in and attacked her.

Just after midnight, Tampa police say 34-year-old Gerald Lee Gay slashed the tires on a car outside a home on East Frierson Avenue near North 17th Street.

Officers say Gay then tried to get into the home. When he failed to get in through a window due to burglar bars, he kicked in the front door.

Once he was inside the home, police say Gay attacked a woman he knows who lives there.

According to investigators, the woman’s three children – ages 12, 13 and 18 – tried to intervene and stop the attack on their mother.

When they failed to stop Gay, police say one of the teenagers grabbed a steak knife and stabbed the man multiple times.

Gay was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The woman and her children are cooperating with police.

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