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.