At approximately 9:15 p.m., Broward County’s Regional Communications received a 911 call that a male subject, who was armed with a knife, was cutting himself and waving the knife around inside of the Ross Dress for Less store at 7300 West McNab Road in North Lauderdale.
When the first responding Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived on scene, he encountered the suspect, who was later identified as Jeffrey Sacks, outside of the store. Sacks was armed with a knife and was making threats to harm himself and harm the deputy. The deputy attempted to de-escalate the situation by communicating to Sacks to put down the knife and attempting to back away from him. Sacks refused to comply and continued to charge toward the deputy, prompting the deputy to discharge his weapon.
North Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to the scene and transported the 26-year-old suspect to Broward Health Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. No other injuries were reported.
FDLE is the lead investigating agency regarding this incident, and, per BSO policy, the deputy who fired his weapon will be placed on administrative assignment pending further investigation.
Homicide Det. J. Curcio, Det. Z. Scott, CID
Homicide Sgt. B. Tutler, Sgt. K. Forsberg, CID
Capt. J. Brown, CID
THIS REPORT BY:
Veda Coleman-Wright/Dir. of PIO
April 16, 2021 1345