Armed Man Shot by Police After Running Out of Delray Beach Home: DBPD

Southern Gateway Project
NBC 5 News

The Delray Beach Police Department said at least one officer responding to a gun-related threat fatally shot a man who ran outside of a home while brandishing a firearm.

DBPD said officers responded to the incident at 648 West Drive at about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday over a "call of a man with a gun who had reportedly threatened his mother."

When officers arrived, the man – identified as a white male in his 30s – was alone in the house.

"Officers attempted to communicate with him for quite some time," DBPD said. "During that time, he was agitated and screaming at officers. Around 7:50 a.m., he ran out of the house brandishing a handgun."

At least one DBPD officer fired at the man, who was previously known to officers. The man's parents were not harmed and the gun was recovered from the scene, DBPD said.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the incident – as is the protocol with police-involved shootings.

Please check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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