Broward Sheriff's Deputy Suspended After Shooting in Hollywood

A Broward Sheriff's deputy has been suspended with pay after he was involved in a shooting in Hollywood

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014  |  Updated 7:17 AM EDT
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A Broward Sheriff's deputy has been suspended with pay after he was involved in a shooting in Hollywood.

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday at an apartment in the 1700 block of Wiley Street, Hollywood Police said.


When officers responded they made contact with BSO Deputy Kevin McClernon and Lorie Lynn Babb, who lives at the residence, police said. They also found 54-year-old Michael Hinsch inside the apartment suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the lower body.

Hinsch, who identified McClernon as the man who shot him, was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.


McClernon, who has been with the BSO since November 2002, was suspended with pay.

"I’m confident the shooting will be investigated thoroughly by Hollywood police, as well as our internal affairs department,” Sheriff Scott Israel said. "BSO personnel are always expected to conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism whether on duty or not."

Hollywood Police said they are investigating the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hollywood Police Department at 954-967-HELP or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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