Friday, October 27, 2017

Elderly Florida Veterans Attacked

Air Force veteran, 90, attacked in Publix parking lot; police search for suspects, witnesses

ABC Action News
Kelly Razzle
October 27, 2017


Police say the arguing lasted approximately six minutes. Police say one of the occupants of the black vehicle struck the 90-year-old man, causing him to land face first on the pavement and hit his head. The victim briefly lost consciousness due to the fall. 

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - A 90-year-old Air Force veteran was attacked in a Winter Haven Publix parking lot on Wednesday and police are now searching for the suspects involved and anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

On Wednesday, October 25, at approximately 4:50 p.m. the 90-year-old victim, who police are not identifying, was backing his car out of a parking space at the Publix located at 1395 6th St. NW in Winter Haven. 

Man accused of killing veteran, 87, commits suicide, officials say

WFTV ABC News
October 27, 2017

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A man who was arrested on charges of killing an 87-year-old veteran, was found unresponsive inside the Orange County Jail, officials said Friday. 

Authorities said Edward Marrero was taken to a hospital where he died. They believe he committed suicide. Officials said he was not on suicide watch. 
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