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Man fatally shot by police in confrontation at Homestead Publix identified

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(AP Photo/Natalie Behring)

Homestead, FL — A man who was fatally shot by police outside of a Publix has been identified.
Investigators publicly identified the suspect as 44-year-old Alexander Arrington of Homestead on Monday.
Authorities were called to the Publix at 2950 Northeast 8th Street Saturday after a security guard noticed Arrington suspiciously looking into an unoccupied vehicle.
When the security guard approached him, Arrington pulled out a gun and began firing into the vehicle.
An off-duty Miami-Dade Police officer who was in the parking lot waiting for his wife, heard the gunshots and went to investigate.
Arrington was told by several different people, including a City of Homestead police officer and an off-duty officer, to put down his weapon but refused to do so.
“Stop, stop, stop, I’m going home,” Arrington is heard yelling in video of the scene.
“You can’t hit me from here,” Arrington continued. “No one’s trying to hurt anybody.”
Arrington was eventually shot by the off-duty officer after continuing to ignore police orders.
He was airlifted to Jackson South Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say the vehicle Arrington was shooting into was his own but it is unclear why he was shooting into the vehicle.