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FLORIDA – “It was like a firing squad”


Via: Raw Story

State law enforcement officials in Florida are investigating the shooting of a 60-year-old, African-American man INSIDE HIS FRONT YARD by deputies with the sheriff’s office in Escambia County.

“It was like a firing squad,” the victim, Roy Middleton, told the Pensacola News Journal on Saturday. “Bullets were flying everywhere.”

WALA-TV reported that Middleton was shot in the leg, while his mother’s car was hit by at least five bullets.

Middleton told the News Journal that two deputies shot him early Saturday morning when he turned to face them while getting a cigarette out of his mother’s car, saying he was bent over inside the car when he was ordered to “get your hands out where [the shooter] could see them.”

The News Journal reported that a neighbor called authorities after seeing someone reaching into the car, prompting the unidentified deputies to respond to what they thought was a burglary in progress.

The two deputies have been put on paid leave.



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