Law enforcement officers shot down three suspects over the weekend in the state of Florida. All of them died in separate incidents. One of them was armed with a rifle while the other two were armed with knives.
The first shooting took place at around 9:25 pm at Tarpon Springs, a city of 23,000 inhabitants 30 miles northwest of Tampa, on Saturday night. City police said they responded to calls reporting a man standing at an intersection armed with a rifle and pointing it at passing vehicles, WINK News reported.
On reaching the spot, officers shouted at the suspect to drop the firearm. He refused to do so and then pointed the rifle at the policemen at the scene, forcing them to open fire at the suspect in self-defense, hitting him numerous times, the report said.
He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. No further details are available at the time of filing of this report.
Bringing Knife To Gunfight
The second shooting happened in West Palm early on Sunday after police got a call that an armed man was smoking crack cocaine. When police arrived at the scene, they found Allan Lorezo Robb, 33, who was also wanted for grand theft auto.
Robb had been released from prison on Sept. 17 after he served time for robbery.
As the three officers approached him, he attacked them with a knife forcing one of them to open fire, killing him at the scene.
The third death occurred early on Sunday. According to Lee County Sherrif Carmine Marceno, a Tampa man with a history of criminal acts robbed a 7-Eleven store and then another at around 7:30 am, threatening the staff with a knife.
As deputies reached the scene, the suspect fled but later he was cornered. In desperation, the 21-year-old tried to attack the deputies with the knife, but he was shot dead.
The sheriff’s office didn’t release his name saying the case is being investigated.