Florida Deputy Fatally Shoots Man While Working Off-Duty, Put on Administrative Leave - NBC 6 South Florida

Florida Deputy Fatally Shoots Man While Working Off-Duty, Put on Administrative Leave

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    Florida Deputy Fatally Shoots Man While Working Off-Duty, Put on Administrative Leave

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    • Authorities in Florida say an off-duty Brevard County deputy has shot and killed a man in Palm Bay.

    • The sheriff says the shooting stemmed from a road rage incident and is being investigated for possible self defense.

    Authorities in Florida say an off-duty Brevard County deputy has shot and killed a man in Palm Bay.

    Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey tells news outlets that deputy Yousef Hafza has been placed on administrative leave after fatally shooting 22-year-old Clarence Mahogany X Howard Sunday morning. Howard was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

    Ivey says the shooting stemmed from a road rage incident.

    The details of the shooting haven't been released, but Ivey says the shooting appears to have been done in self-defense.

    Hafza has been working for the department less than a year. He has 11 years of law enforcement experience.

    Authorities continue to investigate the incident.