Suspect Dead in Pensacola Officer Involved Shooting

July 6, 2019

A Pensacola man was shot by police and later died Friday afternoon.

Pensacola Police said two officers smelled the odor of marijuana coming from a car. They attempted a traffic stop, but the driver would not stop. Police said it was not a high speed chase, and they observed narcotics being thrown out of vehicle window.

The SUV driver eventually stopped at C and Brainerd streets where the two Pensacola Police officers attempted to make an arrest. A fight ensued, and a suspect managed to disarm an officer. The second officer fired his weapon, striking the suspect. The suspect was later pronounced deceased at a Pensacola hospital.

The man’s name has not yet been released. No officers were injured.

The officer involved shooting is under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.


11 Responses to “Suspect Dead in Pensacola Officer Involved Shooting”

  1. Tabby on July 8th, 2019 12:13 am

    Facts : Every time a criminal is shot, there is an all too familiar storyline beginning with the perpetrator not following the directions of LEO. He was a repeat felon. He ran from police (you can say he was trying to pull over somewhere safe, but he was trying to make it home to momma). She admitted on camera he’s a thug. Saying that LEO are evil for shooting him in front of his family is just as ignorant as he was for bringing LEO there. To make this about race in any way just shows your own racism and agenda as the LEO who fired is black. Crickets ?

  2. paul on July 7th, 2019 10:18 am

    The video should be released ASAP to show the real story. Other agencies do so to prove their point.

  3. john on July 7th, 2019 8:46 am

    …..And the family is shown on the news sobbing he was a good man….WHAT!!!! He was a gentle and caring drug dealer “That gave back to the community, it should’nt matter what his hustle was”…..WOW!!!…..I want to say more, but will wait to see if a video comes out or other info! Stories like this have almost become to predictable.

  4. Anne on July 7th, 2019 7:50 am

    Next Time you see more than one Law Enforcement Officer at what may appear to be a simple traffic stop — Remember this instance when a suspect DISARMED a LEO and would have likely Murdered him had there not been a backup secondary officer.

    Our world here in “little ol’ Pensacola” and Escambia County has CHANGED and not always for the good.

    Praise the Good Lord the LEO were not harmed and Thanks to them for always putting it ALL on the LINE to Protect We the Citizens.

  5. Tim on July 6th, 2019 3:37 pm

    Play stupid games… stupid prizes…..another thug gone…..good for LEO..

  6. Rodney on July 6th, 2019 10:57 am

    The neighbor is a large part of the problem with todays society. There are law enforcement officials and American servicenmen who die daily. They are parents, children and neighbors who are considered good people. Here is a tidbit of information the neighbor could use in the future and it is common sense. Good people do not continually break the law.

  7. tim on July 6th, 2019 9:34 am

    So as this situation worsened and ended up with the assailant taking the LEO’s firearm, at this point what happens next? He would have shot that officer – He was hell bent on first – escape – when that didn’t happen his actions showed he was intent on killing that officer .

    Fortunately backup was there and that officer used the necessary force to stop the assailant. His choices resulted in his death. If he would attempt a peace officers death imagine the harm he would cause the public at large. One less brazen criminal in this world.

  8. Nope on July 6th, 2019 8:35 am

    I read the interview about the neighbor trying to say he was a good guy too. He might have been a dad, he might have been a friend, he might have been lots of things. What he WAS though was not very smart. Dealing drugs(even if it’s just marijuana) IS still a crime(strike one) not stopping for the cops when the try to pull you over and throwing your dope out if the car while running is a crime(strike two) Fighting the cop during an arrest and disarming the cop(HUGE strike three) and he’s OUT! This fool had more than enough chances to minimize his problems. His decision, his fault. Nope, he WAS NOT a good guy. My condolences to the officers who had to deal with this and maybe to his immediate family. Let’s see how long race-baiting protests wait to show up.

  9. molino jim on July 6th, 2019 8:13 am

    Good the officers were not shot. When will law breakers learn to accept the fact they are under arrest and not try to take an officers weapon or fight with them.A day in court beats being shot or injured.

  10. Howie on July 6th, 2019 7:13 am

    Another drug thug off the street.

    I watched the news at 10PM and a nearby neighbor in that community commented that he was a good guy, with a family and children. Nothing good about drugs and thugs.

  11. Whisperjet on July 6th, 2019 6:27 am

    ….resisting arrest is not usually a good idea..

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