Man Kills Cook at Panama City Beach Restaurant, Shoots Self


Panama City Beach authorities say a man walked into a restaurant and fatally shot a cook before turning the gun on himself.

Police say 54-year-old Alvin Merring walked into Finn's Sandbar Grill in the 17,400 block of Front Beach Road (across from the Sandpiper Beacon Resort) and shot 66-year-old Richard Medeiros about 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Medeiros of Ebro was pronounced dead at the scene.

Merring, also of Ebro, was taken to Bay Medical Center. His condition is listed as serious.

Authorities believe the shooting is domestic related. Medeiros is married to Merring's ex-wife.


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