Probation Officer Kills Suspect While Trying to Make Arrest

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting by a probation officer in Panama City.

The corrections secretary says Monica Pennington was trying to arrest Camilla Merville for violating probation late Monday.

Pennington entered the house where Merville was and at some point fired one round, hitting and killing Merville.

Details of what happened inside in the house have not been released.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.

Information from: The News Herald,

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