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Gunman dead after standoff in Panama City, FL; man was connected to homicide

Gunman dead after standoff in Panama City, FL; man was connected to homicide
Posted at 2:18 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 14:47:34-04

(RNN) - A gunman who held authorities at bay in a Panama City, FL, apartment complex died, according to authorities.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office identified the suspect as 49-year-old Kevin Robert Holroyd on their Facebook page. He was wanted in the death of a man in a neighboring county.

The Walton County Sheriff's Office confirmed the connection, saying the victim was 30-year-old Clinton Street. In a separate Facebook post they said his family in Birmingham, AL, had been notified.

Authorities said officers responded to a 911 call reporting the smell of gas at the Briarwoods Apartments complex. When they arrived, Holroyd opened fire on them.

An EMS worker was injured after being "grazed by a bullet."

“I heard 20 or 30 shots then there was a pause, and then 15 minutes later there was another 20 or 30 shots and then it seemed like about 100 rounds going off,” witness Cody Clemmons told the Panama City News Herald. “That was high-powered rifle power. That was no small arms fire. One of them sounded like a full-blown cannon going off.”

In video circulating on Facebook, dozens of shots could be heard:

Panama City is a city on St. Andrews Bay in northwest Florida. It has a population of 36,000 according to a 2010 census.

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