PBSO: Violent Stand-Off Results in Deputy Involved Shooting

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Florida Public Employees Police News Brief

August 18, 2013

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From: PBSO – Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office – Facebook page

Violent Stand-Off Results in Deputy Involved ShootingOn Saturday, August 17, 2013, at approximately 1:30 pm, PBSO received a call of a suicidal subject discharging a weapon inside his home, in 7000 block of Brunswick Circle, Boynton Beach. When deputies arrived they immediately evacuated the homes in the surrounding area, approximately six. Family members advised deputies that the subject, white male, in his mid-forties was a skilled marksman and owned numerous weapons

Deputies attempted to negotiate with the subject. All indications determined the subject was not going to surrender or willing to negotiate so the decision was made to dispatch SWAT members to the scene.

SWAT members arrived and negotiations were attempted. Several hours went by. At approximately 6 pm the subject began a dialogue with deputies via phone. The subject entered and exited the residence numerous times. At one point, he held up his hands as if he was going to surrender than retreated back in the home. Once inside, he began discharging the weapon. Another time he walked outside holding the firearm to his head and then retreated back inside. Another time he came out and discharged his weapon striking a vehicle parked in his driveway then again retreated inside. The last time he came outside with his weapon drawn, he pointed it at a SWAT member and the SWAT member had no choice but to shoot striking him in the torso, eliminating the threat to law enforcement and the community.

The subject was transported by ambulance to Delray Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.

We are in the preliminary stages of this investigation. Violent Crimes Detectives, Crime Scene Investigators, members from the State Attorney’s Office and PBA are on scene.

The deputy/SWAT team member has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard department protocol.

More information will be released when it becomes available.

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