Florida man working on I-4 construction site in Lakeland killed by officers

A man was working overnight on a job site in Lakeland when officers apparently mistook him for a suspicious character. Officers shot and killed the 61-year-old, who has yet to be identified, but was carrying a gun, according to his friend, who asked to remain unnamed.

A friend of the man says his buddy was carrying a gun after another overnight incident a few weeks back left him shaken. The man shot and killed by Lakeland PD officers was working at a job site early Sunday morning, on I-4 near Kathleen Road, when officers mistook his car for something suspicious.

Lakeland PD says two officers saw the worker’s car behind a barricade, where the general public was not allowed, and thought it seemed out of place. When the officers knocked on the car window, investigators say the man fired at them. They shot back and killed him.

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