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Officers Shoot Man Who was Shooting From Fort Lauderdale Building: Police

Charles Schweickert, 68, hospitalized but expected to survive, officials said

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Police shot a man who was shooting from an apartment building Monday night in Fort Lauderdale, officials said.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired and aggravated assault before 7 p.m. in the 600 block of Northeast 14th Street, according to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.

The suspect, later identified by police as 68-year-old Charles Schweickert, shot at a delivery driver’s vehicle several times, but the driver was not injured, police said.

Once at the scene, officers found Schweickert armed with a gun, and a police-involved shooting occurred, police said. Schweickert's motive for the incident was unclear.

Police said Schweickert, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, was is stable but critical condition, but was expected to survive.

He faces numerous charges including two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of shooting a deadly missile into a vehicle.

The incident remains under investigation.

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