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FL Deputy Who Killed Airman At Home Entered Wrong Apartment: Attorney

Posted on AllSides May 10th, 2024
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The attorney of a Florida airman who was shot and killed by an Okaloosa County deputy in his home last week says authorities entered the wrong apartment.

The airman was identified as Senior Airman Roger Fortson, 23, according to Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump, who is representing Fortson's family. Crump's office said Fortson was shot six times before later being pronounced dead.

Crump is expected to hold a news conference Thursday morning, requesting transparency and the release of body cam footage in the matter.

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