As the investigation into the Oct. 3 fatal shooting at City Commissioner Michael Dunn’s Vets Army Navy Surplus continues, the Lakeland Police Department released surveillance video this morning. If you have trouble viewing the article, see the video on YouTube. And repeating warnings from both LPD and The Ledger: The images may be disturbing.

Tampa Bay Times reports two attorneys they talked with say the video will make it difficult for Dunn to argue he feared for his life when he fired. Similarly, Clearwater defense attorney and former prosecutor Kevin Hayslett tells Bay News 9, “The law specifically says you cannot, I repeat, cannot use deadly force to protect a property crime.”

Source: The Ledger

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