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Angel Gonzales, 34, examines an area of flattened underbrush near his home on 16th Avenue Southeast where he says he witnessed his neighbor, 25-year-old Ryan Toranzo, pursue a black bear with his pickup truck on Monday night. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say Toranzo killed the black bear by running it over several times with his truck and then shooting it with a pistol. 'I thought he was going to hit my house,' Gonzales said. David Albers/Staff

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Angel Gonzales, 34, examines an area of flattened underbrush near his home on 16th Avenue Southeast where he says he witnessed his neighbor, 25-year-old Ryan Toranzo, pursue a black bear with his pickup truck on Monday night. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say Toranzo killed the black bear by running it over several times with his truck and then shooting it with a pistol. "I thought he was going to hit my house," Gonzales said. David Albers/Staff

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  • Angel Gonzales, 34, examines an area of flattened underbrush near his home on 16th Avenue Southeast where he says he witnessed his neighbor, 25-year-old Ryan Toranzo, pursue a black bear with his pickup truck on Monday night. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say Toranzo killed the black bear by running it over several times with his truck and then shooting it with a pistol. 'I thought he was going to hit my house,' Gonzales said. David Albers/Staff
  • A full-size pickup truck with a flat tire sits in the driveway of 25-year-old Ryan Toranzo, on 16th Ave Southeast where Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say Toranzo killed a black bear nearby by running it over several times with his truck and shooting it with a pistol. David Albers/Staff
  • One of several sets of tire tracks lead into a patch of thick underbrush on 16th Ave Southeast where Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say a nearby resident, 25-year-old Ryan Toranzo, killed a black bear by running the animal over several times with his truck and shooting it with a pistol. David Albers/Staff
  • Blood stains the ground in a patch of thick underbrush on 16th Ave Southeast where Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say a nearby resident, 25-year-old Ryan Toranzo, killed a black bear by running the animal over several times with his truck and shooting it with a pistol. David Albers/Staff
  • Blood stains the ground in a patch of thick underbrush on 16th Ave Southeast where Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say a nearby resident, 25-year-old Ryan Toranzo, killed a black bear by running the animal over several times with his truck and shooting it with a pistol. David Albers/Staff
  • Blood stains the ground in a patch of thick underbrush on 16th Ave Southeast where Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say a nearby resident, 25-year-old Ryan Toranzo, killed a black bear by running the animal over several times with his truck and shooting it with a pistol. David Albers/Staff

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