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Officials: Man fatally shot during confrontation with police

Posted March 15

— Authorities say a man was fatally shot during a confrontation with two Florida Panhandle police officers.

The Panama City News Herald (https://goo.gl/iC2QnZ ) reports that the shooting occurred late Tuesday night.

Panama City Beach police say the officers responded to an apartment parking lot after someone called 911 to report that a man had been passed out in the driver seat of a running car for about five hours.

Police say the man became hostile with them and fled. The officers chased him to a nearby shopping center and then into a residential neighborhood, where the man was shot.

Chief Drew Whitman says the man was armed but didn't identify the weapon. Authorities haven't identified the officers, the suspect or their races.

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