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Black Air Force airman killed by Florida deputies responding to wrong home: attorney

Posted on AllSides May 10th, 2024
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A Black U.S. Air Force airman was fatally shot in his home by Florida deputies, who mistakenly burst into the wrong apartment while responding to a disturbance call, according to his family’s attorney.

Senior Airman Roger Fortson, who was based at the Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, was in his off-base apartment in Fort Walton Beach when he was gunned down by law enforcement officers on Friday. He was on a Facetime call at the time with an unnamed woman, civil rights attorney Ben Crump said in a statement on Wednesday.

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