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BSO Investigating After Man Shot and Killed Outside Pompano Beach Home

Police investigating Monday morning shooting in Pompano Beach neighborhood

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Authorities are investigating after a man was found shot to death outside a home in Pompano Beach Monday morning.

Broward Sheriff's Office officials said the received a call just before 7 a.m. of a man bleeding near the 900 block of Northwest 5th Avenue.

Deputies and fire rescue workers responded and found the man had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The owner of the home, Betty Harris, said she found the victim covered in blood on her front porch and thinks he was ringing her doorbell for help before he collapsed. Harris said police told her the man had been running from at least a block away and there was a trail of blood leading to her front porch.

"I guess the child was running for his life and what happened was because he brought blood all the way around, the police say brought blood all the way around from that street there over to here," said Harris, who added that a gun was on the ground near the body. "The gun was laying over there and he was laying right here in the middle of the door."

Harris called 911 but it was too late for the man.

"I went to come out the door and when I opened the door like this and I looked down, there was the man laying down and I thought oh my God! I almost passed out," she said.

The man's identity hasn't been released. Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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