As Rainey drew within 4 feet, Roop grabbed his 9mm Glock from his pocket and fired once, striking Rainey in the shoulder, he told police. Rainey fell to the ground, screaming, ‘You shot me,’ in what Roop described as an “antagonistic” manner, according to the report.
Roop said he was still in fear and thought Rainey was reaching for something, so he shot Rainey once more in the back of the head, “for effect,” the report said. A company order brochure and cell phone were found near Rainey’s body.
Rainey was a door-to-door salesman selling frozen steak and lobsters. He was “guilty” of nothing more than knocking on the door of Coral Cove Florida resident Kenneth Roop, a man who seems to have had a reputation for paranoia and gun waving.
Seven years ago, Roop was found “not-guilty” of improper exhibition of a weapon after pointing his gun at a terrified meter reader.