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DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN OAKLAND PARK

BSO Case Number: OP13-07-3281
PIO Number: 13-7-34
Date: July 31, 2013
Time: 4:10 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: 5201 N. Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park
Jurisdiction: Oakland Park

Victim(s):

  • State of Florida

Suspect(s):

  • An adult male, name withheld pending notification of his next of kin (DECEASED)

Description of Incident:

A man who witnesses said was walking down the street armed with a rifle was shot by a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy late Wednesday afternoon in Oakland Park.

Shortly after 4 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 5200 block of North Dixie Highway in reference to 911 calls regarding an adult male walking armed with a rifle. One of the first BSO units to arrive on scene, spotted the man with the rifle walking north on Dixie Highway and asked for back-up units to respond.

Another unit arrived. When the sergeant and deputy saw the armed man enter the Green Tree apartment complex and walk toward the occupied swimming pool, they decided to approach and try to get him to drop his weapon. The sergeant and deputy who were in full uniform identified themselves and ordered the man several times to stop.

With the weapon in his hand, the suspect began to turn and point the gun in the direction of the deputy. The deputy fired. No other shots were fired, and no other injuries were reported.

The suspect was transported to Broward Health Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Per BSO policy, homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting, and the deputy was placed on administrative assignment.

INVESTIGATORS:

Homicide Sgt. D. Ellwood, CID; Homicide Det. E. Torres, CID; Capt. A. Hubrig, Lt. B. Ostroff, Sgt. I. Doriot, Oakland Park

THIS REPORT BY: Veda Coleman-Wright/PIO  July 31, 2013 1940

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