Convenience store shooting video released
Published Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 4:30 a.m.
The state attorney's office released a surveillance video from the Feb. 4 slaying of John "Teko" Howard at a convenience store in Sarasota.
The footage shows an argument and a struggle between two men, one of whom was fatally shot.
According to Herald-Tribune archives:
Police say Paul Kallenbach shot and killed Howard, 35, at the Kwik Stop convenience store on North Tamiami Trail about 9 p.m. Feb. 4.
While in the store, Kallenbach got into an argument with Howard, a felon who was released from prison last fall. It is unclear what the men were arguing about, but the confrontation quickly escalated and Kallenbach drew one of his guns
on Howard, witnesses said.
Police say Howard, who stood 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighed 245 pounds, somehow managed to wrestle the weapon away from Kallenbach, who is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 300 pounds.
During the fight several shots were fired and at least two people in the store ducked behind a counter.
After Kallenbach lost the gun he pulled out a second gun
and started shooting at Howard, who fired back with the gun he had taken from Kallenbach, according to police.
Howard was shot in the torso and arm. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kallenbach was shot twice in the shoulder area and leg. He was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for his injuries, police said.