BSO INVESTIGATES DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING
- PIO Number: 14-3-21
- Date: March 16, 2014
- Time: 8 p.m.
- Place of Occurrence: 300 block of N.W. 31 Ave., Pompano Beach
- Jurisdiction: Pompano Beach
- adult male (DECEASED)
Description of Incident:
A man who reportedly threatened a woman with a machete Sunday night was later fatally shot when confronted by a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy during a traffic stop. The incident began just before 8 p.m. Sunday when a woman approached the deputy to report that a man had threatened her with a machete. She pointed out the man and his white Chevy Silverado to the deputy in the parking lot of the Marathon Gas Station at Hammondville Road and Northwest 31 Avenue. The truck then left the parking lot with no headlights on.
The deputy attempted a traffic stop on the truck at 8:01 p.m. in the 300 block of Northwest 31 Avenue and, a short time later, advised that shots had been fired. Homicide detectives were investigating to determine exactly what transpired between the deputy and the driver, but they say the deputy perceived a threat and fired multiple shots, one of which fatally wounded the man.The pickup crossed the street and hit a palm tree before coming to rest. Detectives could see a machete inside the vehicle.
Anyone with information about the shooting can report it to Det. Frank Ilarraza at (954) 321-4210 or report anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Broward County at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.
- INVESTIGATORS: Dets. Ilarraza, Curcio, Perez, Tutler Sgt. Ellwood; CID Homicide; Pompano Beach; Crime Scene
- THIS REPORT BY: Dani Moschella/PIO 3/17/14 0020
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