South Florida

Two Broward Sheriff's Deputies Cleared in Shooting of Man Who Carried Pocket Knife

Prosecutors have cleared two Broward Sheriff's deputies who fatally shot a man armed with a pocket knife in Pompano Beach.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that prosecutors concluded Broward County deputies Zachary Hasson and Andre Landells lawfully shot 55-year-old Gregory Frazier last Sept. 9.

Frazier's sister had called 911 because he had pulled the knife on family members and was intoxicated. He was in the backyard sitting on a chaise lounge beneath a tree when he was shot six times.

Deputies say Frazier had flipped open the knife, cursed at them and began to stand in an aggressive manner. They fired from about 5 feet away.

Deborah Frazier, the sister who called 911, said she just wanted the deputies to get the knife from her brother. She called his death a "murder.''

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