A man has been shot dead after police were called to a target to investigate an alleged theft involving Pokemon cards and pizza.
On April 27, around 7:00 p.m., Osceola County Deputies answered to an incident at a Kissimmee where 18-year-old Michael Gomez and 19-year-old Joseph Lowe reportedly entered the store and began stuffing items into a bag.
According to a loss prevention officer, the men purposefully pocketed pizzas and Pokémon cards.
Once the two men were outside, the cops attempted a takedown that resulted in shots being fired and one man killed, although it’s unclear why.
After Gomez and Lower were taken to a hospital and charged, police announced that two other suspects had also been arrested — one of those suspects was eventually shot dead during arrest.
So far, neither the deceased nor the other suspect have been named and it is unclear what their involvement in the crime was.
Sheriff Marcos Lopez defended his deputies after the shooting and told FOX 35 he considered their actions justified.
“Because of their education and their experience, I have the utmost, 200 percent confidence in everything they do,” he said. “Things are escalating. This is the real world.”
This is hardly the first time the police have been called over a Pokemon card theft.
Earlier this year alone, a Florida man was arrested for stealing hundreds of cards from Walmart, and in Minnesota, a thief broke through the wall of a game store to snatch $250,000 worth of Pokemon cards.
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