The chief of a volunteer fire section in Florida is accused of fatally shooting a enterprise operator because the sufferer owed him income, authorities mentioned. Brian Keith Easterling, 52, was taken into custody before Monday at his property in Holt, Florida and is awaiting extradition from the close by county of Okaloosa, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Place of work stated.
He was billed with premeditated murder, the sheriff’s office environment stated in a news launch.
Easterling is main of the Baker Fire District, a volunteer hearth department in the Florida Panhandle. The Baker Hearth District’s assistant chief Mark McKenzie reported Easterling was suspended and he would assume Easterling’s position.
McKenzie reported Easterling has volunteered for the district for practically 20 many years, and experienced been serving as the chief for 10, WKRG reported.
The 63-12 months-aged shop owner, who was not determined by officials, was uncovered shot to dying inside his business enterprise in Pensacola.
Surveillance online video from the store captured the killing, the sheriff’s office said.
WKRG described that Okaloosa deputies assisted the Escambia County Sheriff’s Business office by serving a warrant to Easterlings’ home late Sunday evening. Deputies can be read ordering the occupants of a home to “exit the home with your hands in the air.”
Easterling went into custody without having incident, the station claimed.