VIDEO: A Florida commissioner shot a suspected shoplifter in the chest — and then watched him die

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A Florida police department decided to make video footage public showing a city official fatally shooting a man who the official believed was shoplifting.

Michael Dunn, a city commissioner in Lakeland, Florida, said he saw Cristobal Lopez stealing a hatchet from his army-navy surplus store on Oct. 3 as Lopez’s father proceeded to pay for an item, police said in a statement.