Deputies Shoot Man In His Front Yard

Source: Rhema Thompson and Kevin Robinson / USA Today

WARRINGTON, Fla. — A man whom deputies shot early Saturday as he tried to retrieve a cigarettefrom his mother’s car still hasn’t received any answers on why he was barraged with gunfire.

A neighbor saw someone reaching into Ceola Walker’s car at about 2:40 a.m. Saturday and called 911. Escambia County sheriff’s deputies responded as Roy Middleton, 60, was bent over, searching the car’s interior.

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“Get your hands where I can see them,” Middleton said he heard someone say. Initially, he thought a neighbor was joking with him, but when he turned his head he saw deputies standing halfway down his driveway.

He then backed out of the vehicle with his hands raised, he said. He later told his mother that he had his car keys in his hand with a metal flashlight attached.

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