Florida State Fire Marshall Fatally Shoots Hurricane Looter

A looter was fatally shot by a state fire marshal.

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.

Comments (25)
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diverrick
diverrick

That statement makes no sense. A fire marshal does not drive a police car. He drive a fire vehicle, usually not well marked as it is simply a motive to get around in.

Gottago3
Gottago3

The looter paid his price and took his chances. It didn’t work out too well for him.

angeleyes
angeleyes

too bad not allowed to do that with all looters, after all, you're allowed to shoot other vermin.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

A bunch of jackals in the feed ponds. Why people don't evacuate amazes me. Cities need to provide bus' to get them out if they have no car to leave.. whatever, stealing is NEVER an option unless that's why they stayed behind

Rldeming
Rldeming

State Fire Marshals are sworn law enforcement officers and as such they do drive police vehicles!!

Jamest1148
Jamest1148

Perhaps the looter thought that he was at Family Dollar where it is apparently ok to loot.

rfelician1157
rfelician1157

Florida State Fire Marshall are Florida certify LE Officer with the power to make arrest and enforce Florida state laws. Which means there vehicles are equipped with blue lights not red like firetrucks.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Declare martial law, and start shooting looters. Once a bunch do get shot, I think they will stop.

VicG
VicG

When the lootin' starts, the shootin' starts...

Gramparick
Gramparick

Shoot any looter on site!

Skidoo
Skidoo

Dead looter has a nice ring to it.

Branoli
Branoli

I guess the guy didn't get the message "you loot, we shoot". Just one more scum taken out. In my opinion ALL looters should be shot!!!!

EMarie
EMarie

The person could have just asked for a ride! Dumb looter!

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

What the hell's wrong with Florida? I thought my state CA is bad. I thought NY where I used to live is bad. I thought Chicago is bad. Looting is rampant? Jeez.

TutsMom
TutsMom

We had looter taking the little bit people had left after Hurricane Andrew. Looters are the lowest of low, stealing from those in desperate need. Looters deserve to be shot.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

HCD says that looter was owed that car. No reason to shoot.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Lowlife Ghetto rats are opportunists who seek out the weakest to prey upon . "You loot ,we shoot ...Survivors are shot again". should be posted after a natural disaster. A few more like this SOB will quickly put an end to these cowards.