CRIME SPREE KIDNAPPERS: SUSPECT USED GIRLFRIEND AS SHIELD DURING SHOOTOUT

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA – A standoff in Florida with a Missouri couple wanted for crimes ranging from robbery to kidnapping ended in a shootout early this morning.

The U.S. Marshals service in Birmingham said Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Harper were shot in Santa Rosa County, Florida, after a high-speed chase early Friday.

Here’s video from the scene. WARNING: While the video is not graphic, gunshots can be heard.

 

Fitzgerald was shot and killed, and Harper was shot and injured. Authorities said Fitzgerald used Harper as a shield during the shootout. Harper was taken to an area hospital for treatment, and authorities said she will face charges.

 

 

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