A Florida Highway Patrol trooper is being suspended for firing his gun nine times at a man suspected of stealing two sandwiches from a Tampa Bay-area gas station.
None of the bullets struck Magdi Kanaan in the shooting in Palm Harbor last October. Trooper Timothy Nichols began his one-week suspension without pay Friday after an internal investigation ruled that he used unnecessary force.
Nichols told officials that he thought Kanaan was trying to run him over when the suspect backed his SUV toward the trooper's car. But internal affairs investigators determined Kanaan was just trying to park