South Florida

Armed Robbery Suspect Shot by Deputies in Lake Worth

Authorities say an armed robbery suspect was shot and wounded during an encounter with five South Florida deputies.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office reports in a news release that deputies attempted to pull over a vehicle early Sunday morning that had been stolen during an armed robbery the previous night. Authorities say 48-year-old Olie James Goad Jr. pulled into a Lake Worth shopping center and fled on foot.

They say Goad threatened one deputy with an unidentified black object and then kept running. The release says Goad was holding a large hunting knife when he charged a group of deputies, who shot Goad several times.

Goad was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Authorities say he's suspected of robbing a bank, a restaurant and a convenience store in a two-day period.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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