Suspect dead after shooting in Lynn Haven home, determined justifiable

Neighbors in a Lynn Haven neighborhood are in shock after a deadly shooting this morning.
Published: Jan. 10, 2023 at 7:53 AM CST
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - After further investigation from the State Attorney’s Office, the Medical Examiner, and Bay County Sheriff’s Office, circumstances and evidence have led them to believe the shooting was a justifiable use of force.

On Wednesday morning, Bay County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the man who was shot Tuesday morning at a home on North Bay Drive in the College Point area of Bay County.

Aaron Mravic-Lollie, age 23, was reportedly shot when the homeowner confronted him.

Deputies say the owner did not know Mravic-Lollie but discovered him within the home.

Mravic-Lollie was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

The autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

The investigation is still ongoing.

A Lynn Haven neighborhood is grappling with the news of a deadly shooting Tuesday morning.

“I think it’s tragic,” nearby resident Derek Carlson said. “God doesn’t delight in the death of the wicked, and neither do I. But, nobody is going to blame this man for protecting his family. He did the right thing.”

Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford told NewsChannel 7 an intruder entered a home on North Bay Drive around 6 a.m.

A mother, father, and child were home at the time, and the mother heard a noise, saw the alleged intruder, and got her husband’s attention.

Ford stated the confrontation took place, and the husband shot the intruder twice.

The intruder was later reported dead.

“We’ll be working with the medical examiner’s office and state attorney’s office to determine the appropriate action in this case,” Ford said.

The sheriff also said his team is conducting witness interviews and canvassing the area.

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has responded to a 911 call reporting a suspicious person found within a residential home on Bay Drive in the College Point area of Bay County.

BCSO officials said a resident of the home discovered the male stranger within the home. Another resident of the home confronted the stranger and an altercation ensued. The stranger was shot. All members of the family that live in the home are uninjured.

The BCSO is on scene and is conducting an investigation into the incident. There does not appear to be any other person involved and no danger to the other residents of the neighborhood from this shooting.

We’ll have updates as the investigation continues.