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Victim of deputy involved shooting, car vandalized
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- A Pensacola man wounded by Escambia County deputies is now the victim of vandalism.
Sometime overnight, the words "Dead man walking" and "Why kill" were painted on Roy Middleton's car.
It was parked outside his home on Shadow Lawn Lane.
On July 27th deputies were investigating a report of a possible car theft when they opened fire on Middleton, who was unarmed and says he was getting a cigarette out of his car.
Dash cam video and audio recordings from the incident have just been released by the State Attorney's Office.
Yesterday a grand jury decided deputies involved in the case will not face criminal charges.
Details from a report just released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
We've read the reports, we've heard witness testimony.
Now come some of the actual sights and sounds from the night shots rang out in this driveway.
Deputy : "Shots fired, Escambia!"
Recordings of deputies calling in the incident have been released by the State Attorney's Office along with dash cam video, which shows deputies running on the street outside the home.
Deputy: "350 All officers are 10-4. Get EMS 51."
A 911 call made by Andre Lauzon, Roy Middleton's next door neighbor, has also been released.
Andre Lauzon: "It's a black male."
911 dispatcher: "Can you tell what he's wearing or no?"
Andre Lauzon: "He's wearing a black tank top."
Lauzon later said that from his perspective in the yard next door , Middleton appeared to be fully cooperating with deputies, who were investigating reports of a possible car theft.
The two deputies who fired at least 15 rounds also later said they thought Middleton was about to lunge at them.
It was later discovered that Middleton was actually searching his car for a cigarette.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has released an in depth report on the case.
Sheriff Morgan has said he'll conduct his own internal investigation of the case, once he's received the Florida Department of Law Enforcement report.
The deputies involved remain assigned to administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation.