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Quadruple Amputee Murder Suspect Takes Own Life During Traffic Stop

November 13, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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A quadruple amputee, who is a suspect in the shooting deaths of his parents killed himself late Monday during a traffic stop in Tennessee.

Sean Petrozzino, 31, of Orange County, Fla., was last seen driving his father’s truck.

Police discovered the bodies of his parents — Nancy Petrozzino, 64, and Michael Petrozzino, 63, last week inside their home after Orange County Sheriff deputies were asked to do a wellness check.

Police in Memphis said officers pulled over the vehicle driven by Petrozzino, after observing the red 2012 Toyota Camry he was driving make a U-turn at Sam Cooper Boulevard and Tillman Street.

As officers approached the vehicle, they heard a faint “pop” from inside the vehicle.

Officers had discovered the driver had an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported. A responding officer did not fire his weapon, MyFoxMemphis.com reports.

Petrozzino, who used prosthetics to walk, reportedly lost his hands and lower legs to bacterial meningitis at age 16.

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