SWAT Sniper Fatally Shoots Man During Standoff in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A SWAT sniper fatally shot a man during a standoff at a Florida apartment complex following a domestic dispute.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office spokesman Christian Hancock told reporters the man was given a ride away from the apartment to cool off Tuesday night, but hailed a cab to return.

Hancock says the man’s mother called 911, concerned for the cab driver’s safety because her son had a firearm. Officers went with the mother to the apartment and spoke to the man through a slightly opened door. As officers tried to force the door open, the man fired multiple shots. No one was injured.

Hancock says the sniper fatally shot the man when he opened a window and pointed a gun at officers.

The man’s name hasn’t been released. An investigation continues.


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