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Here We Go Again! Unarmed Man In  Florida Shot By Deputies On His Front Lawn (PHOTOS)


          Posted  1 hour 38 min ago by Christina  Coleman for Global Grind Staff      
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Roy Middleton, 60, is still confused about the incident that  took place in front of his home early morning Saturday.

While trying to retrieve a cigarette from his mother's car in the driveway of  his home, deputies in Florida's Escambia County shot  at him, resulting in non-life threatening wounds that sent Middleton to the  hospital.

It all started when a neighbor saw someone reaching into the car and called  911. That person happened to be Middleton - who was unarmed - and looking into  his own car outside of his own house. 

According to PNJ:

Middleton said he was bent over in the car searching the interior for a loose  cigarette when he heard a voice order him to, “Get your hands where I can see  them.”

He said he initially thought it was a neighbor joking with him, but when he  turned his head he saw deputies standing halfway down his driveway.

He said he backed out of the vehicle with his hands raised, but when he  turned to face the deputies, they immediately opened fire.

“It was like a firing squad,” he said. “Bullets were flying  everywhere.”

The sheriff's office declined to comment on the incident. However,  the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.

The deputies have not been identified, though they have been placed on paid  administrative leave.

As for Middleton, he'll be spending the next several weeks in the hospital  and will most likely have to pay for a huge hospital bill...and a new car.

“I’m just glad they didn’t hit me here or here,” he said, pointing toward his  head and chest. “My mother’s car is full of bullet holes though. My wife had to  go and get a rental.”

As if you needed another reason not to go to Florida.


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