MEMPHIS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A Florida quadruple amputee considered a person of interest in his parents' shooting deaths killed himself during a traffic stop in Memphis.
Sean Petrozzino, 30, died Tuesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he was pulled over by Memphis police officers for making an illegal U-turn.
Before officers could approach Sean Petrozzino in his car, they heard a gun go off.
Sean Petrozzino was considered a person of interest by the Orange County Sherrif's Office, which is investigating the shooting deaths of his parents, Michael and Nancy Petrozzino. Sean Petrozzino was living with his parents at the time of their deaths.
Sean Petrozzino lost both his hands and both lower legs when he contracted bacterial meningitis at age 16.
Jerry L. Saunders, CEO of ABC Prosthetics and Orthotics in Orlando told the Orlando Sentinel that amputees have the ability to fire guns.
"There is very little he can't do functionally," he said. "Humans are incredibly adapting creatures. I've been doing this 27 years and most upper extremity amputees we fit with either mechanical or electric arms, will use it for four to five years and then they stop using it because they are just as functional with their stumps."