Criminal Blake Edward Fitzgerald and his girlfriend Brittany Nicole Harper were involved in a shootout in the early hours Friday morning after leading police on a car chase.
Blake and Brittany apparently robbed a shoe store on Friday night and were spotted by witnesses, which sparked the pursuit.
The hunt came to an end after the couple drove to a residential neighborhood in Milton and had "nowhere to go."
Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said the criminals attempted to run inside one of the homes, but never made it due to a shootout that left Blake dead.
Sheriff Morgan stated that Blake did have a gun, but wouldn't confirm whether the 30-year-old Brittany was carrying a weapon.
Surprisingly though, during the standoff, Blake apparently used his own lady as a human shield!
The Sheriff described the incident saying: