Officer Involved Shooting

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa police reportedly shot a robbery
suspect, who had recently been released from prison. Officers were searching a homeless camp Thursday after a Subway
restaurant and a Bank of America were robbed that morning.

During their search, officers met a probation officer looking for
45-year-old Steven Caponi, a registered sex offender whose GPS monitoring device had been deactivated.

Two officers and a canine eventually found Caponi in a wooded
area. The officers asked Caponi to show them his hands and then shot him when he reportedly made a jerking motion toward his waist.

Caponi was taken by helicopter to a Tampa hospital. He was
listed in serious but stable condition. Witnesses later identified Caponi as the robber.


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