Suspect Fatally Shot By Deputy in Pompano Beach: BSO

Authorities were still collecting information about the shooting

By Lisa Orkin Emmanuel and Gilma Avalos
|  Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012  |  Updated 7:54 AM EDT
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A suspect was fatally shot by authorities Monday evening in Pompano Beach when he refused to put down his weapon after pointing it at someone, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

A suspect was fatally shot by authorities Monday evening in Pompano Beach when he refused to put down his weapon after pointing it at someone, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

A suspect was fatally shot by authorities Monday evening in Pompano Beach when he refused to put down his weapon after pointing it at someone, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

At 6:22 p.m., authorities went to 811 Southeast 22 Avenue in Pompano Beach, the sheriff's office said in a statement.

When they arrived, they saw the man pointing a gun at a person on second floor of the apartment complex. He fired a round into the air, but didn't hurt anyone, authorities said. He was ordered to put down his weapon, but instead he continued to walk down the stairs of the condominium complex, still holding the weapon.

A deputy then fatally shot him, the sheriff's office said. His name was being withheld until next of kin was notified, and the deputy was put on administrative leave for a minimum of three days as is the standard practice.

Neighbors of in the upscale community said they hadn't seen so much police activity in the neighborhood in many years.

No other information was immediately available.

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