Looter In Florida Taken Out By A Good Guy With A Gun
A looter was shot and killed by authorities in hurricane-ravaged Panama City, according to the local CNN affiliate in the area.
WEAR reports the shooting happened near the Tidewater Estates and Dune Creek area in the days following Hurricane Michael.
A witness told them the man who was shot was trying to steal a law enforcement vehicle.
Looting led to a deadly shooting overnight in Panama City, Florida.
Witness Landon Swett said a man tried to steal a police car.
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“He yelled at me a little bit. He said, oh I’m looting and he opened the door to the police officer’s SUV with the lights going, got in it and shut the door,” said Swett.
That’s when Swett took his family to safety. Moments later, shots were fired.
“As I’m crossing the doorway, I look back, saw the officer at the passenger side. I don’t believe the door was open yet. Then I got about three more feet inside, and I heard the shot,” says Swett.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Florida State Fire Marshall was involved in the shooting. Looting is rampant in other areas. Residents said broken doors and shattered windows are all that’s left of many businesses as looters are on the prowl. More