PIO Number: 17-12-8 BSO Case Number: 04-1712-000498
Date: December 6, 2017 Time: 4:44 p.m.
Jurisdiction: Lauderdale Lakes
Place of Occurrence: 3610 N.W. 21st St., Unit # 103, Lauderdale Lakes
Victim(s): 1. BSO Deputy Sean Youngward, 48, hire date 10/5/2015
2. BSO Deputy Steven Briggs, 49, hire date 4/5/1999
Suspect(s): Jean Pedro Pierre, 42, 5/15/75, male, Lauderdale Lakes (DECEASED)
Description of Incident:
Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents continue to investigate a fatal deputy-involved shooting that occurred Wednesday in Lauderdale Lakes.
Broward Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the Sunset Hills Condominium, located at 3610 N.W. 21st St. in reference to a disturbance. Deputy Sean Youngward was the first to arrive and went to unit 103 on the first floor to assess the situation.
He was confronted by a man, later identified as 42-year-old Jean Pedro Pierre, who attacked him. Witnesses said Pierre struck, punched and kicked Dep. Youngward.
Dep. Youngward tried to stop the violent attack by deploying his taser and using his ASP (extending baton). Neither form of less-lethal force stopped Pierre from assaulting him.
During the scuffle, Dep. Youngward was able to call for help over his radio. When Deputy Steven Briggs arrived, Dep. Youngward was on his back being assaulted by Pierre. Dep. Briggs ordered Pierre to stop. Instead, Pierre charged at Dep. Briggs and several shots were fired. Pierre was not armed.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue transported Pierre to Broward Health Medical Center where he later died.
Per BSO policy, both deputies were placed on administrative leave.