SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) – You never think you’ll be the victim of an assault, random attack or home invasion, but every day these violent crimes are happening on the streets of the Suncoast.
Police are urging that you learn how to protect yourself, so if you ever have to fight for your life, you’re prepared.
Protecting yourself against violent crimes goes deeper than locking your doors and installing a home security system. If you really want to lower your chance of being the next victim, police suggest simply: be aware of your surroundings.
“If a bad person wants to make you a victim, they’re going to do that if you’re not paying attention,” Lt. Randy Boyd of Sarasota Police Department says. “We have really good instincts. We were given those. We need to use them. If you see something that is suspicious, if you see something that makes you pause to think ‘that
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Palm Bay police say a gunman who is suspected in a double homicide in Palm Bay late Friday afternoon (April 21, 2017) is in custody. The shooting happened about 5:20 p.m. in the 2500 block of Vernon Drive, police spokesman Lt. Mike Bandish said. Posted 4-22-17
Police said Saturday they still don’t know why a felon shot and killed two men on a street in the northeast corner of Palm Bay on Friday.
Police identified the two who were killed as Joshua Andrew Wadlington, 27, and Michael Jared Landon, 38.
Officers described Derrick Jamal Flowers, 31, as being in a rage when he fired the shots in the 2500 block of Vernon
Read more at: http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/crime/2017/04/22/double-homicide-palm/100793596/