BSO: Fatal Deerfield Beach Shooting ‘Complicated'

Broward Sheriff's Deputies are working to determine what led up to a fatal shooting at a Deerfield Beach home Monday, calling it a "complicated incident."

It happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of Northwest 6th Street in Deerfield Beach.

BSO responded to a report of a burglary in progress. When deputies arrived, they found an adult male, described by the homeowner as a burglar, with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

Fire rescue crews responded and attempted to administer aid to the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as 25-year-old Josue Louissaint.

The man who shot Louissaint and who lives at the home, 21-year-old Danny Vu, was being questioned by police.

A woman who was with Louissaint fled the scene but was taken into custody, officials said.

According to Vu's father, Louissaint attempted to make his way into the home and Vu blocked the door. That's when Louissaint reportedly dropped his gun and Vu picked it up and began shooting.

The Vu family told NBC 6 they do not own a firearm.

BSO is hesitant to label the shooting as a home invasion or burglary. But neighbors were told by officers it could have been either.

"They just told us we're not allowed to go in, someone got shot. And the person was trying to rob someone, he got shot by the owner that lives in the house," said Daniel Ibrahim, neighbor.

"It could have been a home invasion, or some kind of theft, or it could have been something completely different. Right now, we don't know what led to this shooting and what led to this man's death," said Gina Carter with BSO.

According to Louissaint's family, he was involved in gang activity and running drugs, but he had been cleaning up his life since being released from jail. His family also said Louissaint constantly felt he was being threatened.

The woman who fled the scene but was later apprehended, Valentina Blanc, was Louissaint's girlfriend, according to family. They said she was also involved in gang activity.

Homicide and Crime Scene Unit investigators responded to the scene, and the investigation is ongoing.

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