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Suspect found dead after shootout with police in Florida

Posted: 4:35 PM, May 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-22 18:35:27-04

The Walton County Sheriff says a lengthy standoff and shootout is now over after they found the suspect dead inside a Panama City, Florida apartment Tuesday afternoon.

Multiple law enforcement agencies surrounded the apartment building Tuesday afternoon. They characterized it as an active shooter situation, and said the suspect fired on officers in the area.

One civilian received minor injuries in Tuesday’s shooting.
  
Walton County Sheriff’s officials said on Twitter the incident is tied to a suspicious death in Santa Rosa Beach where a body was found inside a home. Few details have been released.
  
The Panama City News Herald initially reported that a suspect barricaded himself inside a bank. A bomb squad vehicle was seen in the bank parking lot. But Lawrence said the bank is near the apartment building and it appears the suspect is confined to the apartment building.
  
A grocery store and nearby schools were evacuated.
  
Witnesses said they heard more than 50 shots fired.

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