Richard Haston, 40

Hobe Sound, Florida
June 07, 2013

Agencies: Martin County Sheriff's Office - Florida

Cause of death: Shooting

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Sgt. James Warren Sr. had his pistol out and his hand on the front of Richard Haston's Jeep.

Warren, a 29-year Martin County sheriff's veteran, had just been in an altercation with Haston, and told him to stop.

Instead, Haston, 39, proceeded forward in the Jeep and struck Warren. Warren fired at least two shots from his .45 caliber handgun through the windshield, striking Haston in the upper torso. Haston, described as a "repeat violent offender," died at the scene.

That's what Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said appears to have happened about 1:30 a.m. Friday in the rear parking lot of Scooters Fun, Food & Spirits on Southeast Bridge Road.