“Police say two officers were patrolling an area near the Palmetto Park Apartments around 1 pm Tuesday, when they saw a man who fit the description of a wanted suspect.
When they went to question the man, later identified as 19-year-old Julius Richard Larrance, they say he took off running through the apartment complex.
Elizabeth Watts, the City of Clearwater’s Public Safety Officer said, “At some point he pulled out a handgun and shot several times at the officers. They returned fire. (Officer Karl Wassamer) returned fire, striking the suspect. He went into an apartment, barricaded himself.”
That’s when officers went inside and reportedly found Larrance laying on the ground, with a gun by his hand. Paramedics pronounced him dead on the scene moments later.”
Police say they just found the victim’s gun laying next to his hand after they went inside the apartment. Likely story.