A man in Florida has been shot and killed following a reverse sting operation last week. The operation involved undercover police who were selling narcotics to random pedestrians, then arresting them. Andrew Anthony Williams (48) was shot by the county sheriff’s deputies on Friday 6th of March when he tried to escape the situation. He decided to flee after he was told that he had purchased dope from a police officer. Apparently the police have already arrested 10 people through the sting, and that was when they came into contact with Williams. Williams decided to drive away in his car to try and avoid a potential arrest.

Williams backed up and drove toward the deputies, who felt threatened by the situation, then shot him. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead later that day.

It’s hard to think of a more pointless police operation than trapping buyers (not sellers, not suppliers) then killing him for trying to flee a scene. Williams is reported to have been was shot so many times that authorities couldn’t distinguish how many bullets had been fired into him. One officer was also shot in the melee of careless firing.