Off-duty police officer kills gunman in videotaped taking pictures in South Florida

An off-duty police officer fatally shot a gunman throughout a confrontation outdoors a South Florida grocery store Saturday evening in an encounter captured on video.

Cellphone movies posted on Twitter confirmed the person within the parking zone outdoors a Publix grocery store in Homestead holding a gun and firing 4 photographs into an SUV that he says is his. Holding the gun in entrance of him, he informed consumers within the parking zone, “Go house, go house.”

A Homestead police officer confronted him, pointing his gun at him whereas taking cowl about 30 ft away. The person tried to open the SUV’s door after which fired two extra photographs into it. He then pulled keys from his pocket and tried once more to open the door.

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“I’m going house,” the person yelled on the officer.

“Put the gun down, sir!” the officer yelled.

“You possibly can’t hit me from right here,” the person replied. “I’m not attempting to harm anyone.”

Seconds later, one other voice commanded the person to place down the gun. He turned towards it, his gun nonetheless in his hand. One shot was fired, hitting him. He fell on his again. The person who fired the shot, wearing a T-shirt and shorts, got here into view, yelling towards the Homestead officer, “I’m a cop, Miami-Dade! Get fire-rescue!”

The Homestead officer approached, his gun pointing on the off-duty officer. The Miami-Dade officer identified the place the fallen man’s gun landed, a couple of ft away. The Homestead officer, his gun educated on the Miami-Dade officer, ordered him to place his gun down. The officer complied. Nobody else was injured.

Miami-Dade police informed the Miami Herald that the person was pronounced lifeless at a hospital. Police informed the paper {that a} Publix safety guard had confronted the person for trying into vehicles and he pulled a gun. Homestead police had been then known as.

Miami-Dade mentioned its off-duty officer is a 30-year veteran. His title and the gunman’s weren’t launched.

The Florida Division of Regulation Enforcement will examine the taking pictures.

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