Police: Man Dead After Confronting Car Thieves
South Florida Crime
ST. PETERSBURG (CBSMiami/AP) — A St. Petersburg man died after, police say, he confronted two men who were trying to steal a car from his driveway.
Investigators said , 53-year-old Floyd Lassiter got into a physical altercation with one of the thieves Saturday at about 1:30 a.m.
One of the suspects shot Lassiter multiple times in the upper torso and both then fled on foot.
The victim was taken to Bayfront Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police said Lassiter’s home had been burglarized earlier in May and the keys to his cars stolen.
No suspects have been identified and the investigation is ongoing.
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