State police are investigating a shooting by a state fire marshal in Panama City in the wake of Hurricane Michael, according to police and media reports.
According to Pensacola-based station WEAR-TV, a Florida State Fire Marshal shot a looter who tried to steal a police car at Pinetree Road and Azalea Street.
The station quoted a Landon Swett, who was across the street and witnessed the shooting.
"He yelled at me a little bit, he said oh, I’m looting, and he opened the door, to the police officer’s SUV with the lights going got in it and shut the door," Swett told the station.
FDLE spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger confirmed to the Times/Herald the agency is investigating a shooting by an officer in the wake of the storm, but she did not immediately have more details.