Florida officers fatally shoot sexual battery suspect
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer fatally shot a man who had a sexual battery warrant during a traffic stop confrontation.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office tweeted the shooting happened early Tuesday. Officials say an officer saw a truck backed up in the bushes outside the supermarket and approached the vehicle.
Officials say the officer saw the man in the back seat of the truck. A check on his license plate found he was wanted in a sexual battery case. The man then refused to comply with officers.
Eventually an officer broke a window in the truck and used a stun gun on the man. Officials say the officers saw the man turn toward officers with a gun.
Officials said in a news conference that six officers fired their guns at the man.