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."
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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: