Panama City, Florida — State Fire Marshall Fatally Shoots Looter
Panama City, Florida lies in ruins. Looters are prowling the city, and businesses are devastated. Power lines are down and the entire city is under a dusk to dawn curfew. The city has no running water. So when a man tried to steal a police car, and admitted he was looting, the Fire Marshal shot him according to Blue Lives Matter.
A man who witnessed the shooting stated,
“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. 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.” Landon Swett- who had quickly taken his children away from the looting incident.
Apparently this guy didn’t notice that the vehicle still had its lights going…which usually means the occupant is not far away. The names of the suspect and Fire Marshal were not released. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is investigating the incident.
.@baymedicalctr in Panama City, FL had over 200 patients when Hurricane Michael made landfall. All have been transported to other hospitals. It is on generator power but ER is still open. Many of the staff working lost their homes in storm. @abc3340 @spann @weartv @NWSTallahassee pic.twitter.com/s2HrhkG3Pd
— Stephen Quinn (@StephenQ3340) October 13, 2018
Parts of Panama City, Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe are unrecognizable. People are getting lost walking down the streets they live on because there is so much devastation from #Hurricane #Michael. We have crews LIVE in the field with the latest conditions and recovery. pic.twitter.com/8Q6HR7XFYz
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) October 12, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: FDLE is investigating a fatal shooting in Panama City. It happened here, on Pinetree Rd & Azalea St. I talked with a man who saw it all go down. I’ve got the details, tonight on @weartv pic.twitter.com/f1ZVW7IHeK
— Hannah Mackenzie (@Hannahh_Mackk) October 12, 2018