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The Florida city commissioner who confronted and shot an alleged shoplifter at a military surplus store earlier this month was charged with murder Friday.

Michael Dunn, who serves as Lakeland’s city commissioner for the Southwest district, was confronting a man police said had taken a hatchet from the store he owns when he shot and killed him. Surveillance footage from the incident, which took place Oct. 3, was released on Monday.

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Christobal Lopez, 50, was killed in the shooting.

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  1. He will have plenty of time to ponder the real value of a hatchet. I do not condone shoplifting, but there is a problem with excessive force, a phone call to the police would have been more appropriate.

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