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Police: Hurricane Michael looter killed trying to steal Panama City cop car

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. – A man suspected of looting was shot and killed after police said he attempted to steal a squad car in hurricane-ravaged Panama City.

Over the weekend, the unidentified man approached a witness before he entered the car and admitted that he was looting, according to WEAR.

Officials said shots were fired by Florida state fire marshals.

Despite a dusk-to-dawn curfew, looting is reportedly running rampant days after Hurricane Michael struck the Panhandle, with shattered glass all that remains in the storefronts of many businesses in the area.

WEAR reported that a crew arrived at a convenience store and found men inside taking several items from store shelves.