Florida State Fire Marshall Fatally Shoots Hurricane Looter
Panama City, FL - A Florida state fire marshal fatally shot a looter Friday while the looter was trying to steal his car.
WPMI spoke to a witness to the shooting.
"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,” Landon Swett told WPMI.
"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,” Swett added.
The news station reports that there is no running water or electricity in the city and looting is rampant.
Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the shooting. Neither the fire marshal or suspect have been identified.