Police identify masked man fatally shot in Florida pizza attack
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Police identify masked man fatally shot in Florida pizza attack

  • WFTX - Fort Myers

    Police say a Florida pizza store worker was likely justified in fatally shooting a masked man who was beating him with a wooden pole.

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    The clown mask that a suspect was wearing, as seen on May 27, while committing a crime. The suspect was swinging a bat at an employee of a Little Caesars restaurant on Saturday night. The employee shot and killed the suspect.

HOLLY HILL, Fla. >> Police have identified a masked man who was fatally shot by Florida pizza store worker he attacked with a wooden pole.

Holly Hill Police Chief Steve Aldrich said Tuesday that 53-year-old Jesse L. Coggins of Greenville, North Carolina, had no local police record and it was unknown how long he had been in the area.

Coggins was wearing a demon clown mask when video shows he attacked Heriberto Feliciano as he locked up a Little Caesars restaurant Saturday night.

The 28-year-old Feliciano has a concealed weapons permit and shot Coggins with a handgun several times.

Aldrich says Feliciano acted in self-defense and is not expected to be charged.

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