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Suspected Lakeland shoplifter shot, killed

Suspected Lakeland shoplifter shot, killed



and new information in the case of a lakeland city commissioner police say he shot and killed a suspected shoplifter I'm Catalina LEED and I'm Alex Miranda now this shooting happened around 2:30 this afternoon at the vets army and navy surplus store on Florida Avenue night sides Joshua Dora wits found out this all came down to an attempted theft of a hatchet they sell all kinds of military gear here there's even a mini tank parked outside but it is inside where police say that man who was shot apparently tried to steal a hatchet and that is when city commissioner Michael Dunn who owns the place confronted him before firing that deadly shot and when I went on fighting I thought action I'm like whoa Angela Smith runs the hair salon in the same building next door according to police this all started when 50 year-old crystal ball Lopez tried stealing a hatchet from the store Lopez was there with his father but when done asked if he planned to pay for it things went south and that is when police say Dunn's shot him John Peterson a close friend of Dunn's for more than a decade stopped by the store Wednesday night worried for him to have to act like he did I'm sure that he was either approached or something happened where he was either protecting itself or his employees because Michaels not a mean person Dunn actually gave us a tour of the business just a couple years ago showing off his stepped-up security measures after dozens of guns were stolen from a store nearby now it is his store at the center of a police investigation no one wants to kill anybody and certainly doesn't want to be put in a position where they have to defend themselves to have to do that to other employees inside at the time saw what happened luckily they were not hurt as for Commissioner Dunn we did call him we also stopped by his house his wife told us they have no comment we are in Lakeland I'm John Sidora what's 10 News at the moment we get an update in this case we'll send you an alert straight to your phone through our free 10:00 news app


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