Roobik "Tony" Vartanian (4413)



9/6/2008: Vartanian was working as security at a nightclub and had ejected two patrons when they threatened him with visiting his residence. He drew his weapon and pursued the two, just as a van with two plainclothes officers pulled up. They saw Vartanian with a drawn handgun and (by their own account) identified themselves before yelling at him to drop the weapon. Witnesses disagreed. They shot him to death. Vartanian's widow pursued and won a $30K wrongful death settlement from the city. http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/tampa-could-pay-30000-to-settle-suit-over-fatal-police-shooting-of-ybor/1206004



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