June 08, 2015
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: over 3 years ago
A robbery suspect was shot and killed by Melbourne police officers Monday morning.
Matthew McDaniel, 35, was shot outside a Burger King restaurant by police who had him under surveillance, according to Melbourne Police Chief Steve Mimbs.
"These are split second decisions that are made and then we look later and piece it together," Mimbs said.
Mimbs said that during the surveillance operation, McDaniel pulled out a gun on undercover officers, who then shot him.
Police said Mimbs was being followed by officers after he was caught on cameras committing robberies around Melbourne and in Brevard County.