Gunman fatally shot after firing at BSO deputies

Author: AP
Broward County Sheriff's Office
Broward County Sheriff’s Office cruiser. (Credit: CBS Miami

Deputies responding to a domestic dispute call in South Florida fatally shot a man after he fired at them, grazing the head of one of the deputies on Saturday, authorities said.

After deputies responded to the scene in North Lauderdale, a man produced a firearm and shot at deputes, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

A bullet grazed a deputy’s head and deputies returned fire, striking the man, the statement said.

The man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The deputy also was taken to a hospital and was expected to recover, said the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, which didn’t immediately identify the man.

As is customary, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the deputy-involved shooting.

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