Officials: Man fatally shot during confrontation with police

Authorities say a man was fatally shot during a confrontation with two Florida Panhandle police officers.

The Panama City News Herald ( ) reports that the shooting occurred late Tuesday night.

Panama City Beach police say the officers responded to an apartment parking lot after someone called 911 to report that a man had been passed out in the driver seat of a running car for about five hours.

Police say the man became hostile with them and fled. The officers chased him to a nearby shopping center and then into a residential neighborhood, where the man was shot.

Chief Drew Whitman says the man was armed but didn't identify the weapon. Authorities haven't identified the officers, the suspect or their races.


Information from: The (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald,