Man Killed By Police After Pokemon Cards And Pizza Stolen From Florida Target

A man was shot dead after police were called to a Target to investigate an alleged theft involving Pokemon cards and pizza.

On April 27, around 7 p.m., Osceola County officers responded to an incident in a Kissimmee where 18-year-old Michael Gomez and 19-year-old Joseph Lowe allegedly walked into the store and began stuffing items into a bag.

According to a loss prevention officer, the men specifically put pizzas and Pokemon cards in the bag.

Once the two men were outside, police attempted a takedown which resulted in gunshots and one man being killed, although it’s unclear why.

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There have been many thefts involving Pokemon cards.

After Gomez and Lower were taken to a hospital and charged, police revealed that two more suspects had been detained — one of those suspects was eventually shot and killed during the removal.

So far, neither the deceased nor the other suspects have been named and it is unclear what their involvement in the crime was.

Sheriff Marcos Lopez defended his deputies after the shooting, telling FOX 35 that he believed their actions were justified.

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Police opened fire and killed a suspect.

“I have the greatest, 200% confidence, in everything they do based on their education and their experience,” he said. “Things escalate. This is the real world.”

This isn’t the first time the police have been called for 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 a wall of a gaming store to get his hands on $250,000 worth of Pokemon cards.

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