MAN BRUTALLY SHOT AFTER POLICE MISTAKE HIM FOR A CAR THIEF
A 60-year-old man was shot by police in his own driveway -- the officers involved mistakenly thought the man was a car thief.
Roy Middleton lives in Pensacola, Florida. He was in his driveway at 2:30am on July 27 getting a cigarette from his mother's Lincoln Town Car. Middleton lives with his mother and wife, and his name is listed on the car's insurance.
But one of Middleton's neighbors saw him in the driveway, became suspicious of a car break in, and then called police.
Officers Jeremiah Meeks, Sgt. Matthew White and Charles Wright promptly arrived at Middleton's house a few minutes later. As soon as they spotted Middleton, they ordered the man to put his hands in the air. According to the officers, Middleton then hesitated to take their order.
It was then that they shot the man. 15 bullets were fired, two of which hit Middleton in the legs.