LAUDERDALE LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) - A domestic violence incident in Lauderdale Lakes ended with a deputy-involved shooting that sent one man to the hospital.
Officials have been on the scene for several hours investigating what happened near 34th Street and Northwest 33rd Avenue.
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies said they were forced to fire after a man charged at them, Thursday morning.
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said this started off as a heated dispute between two siblings. “His sister went in her room and locked herself in. He busted through the door. He continued to pursue her,” Israel said. “She ran outside. She was able to call 911.”
According to BSO, deputies responded to the domestic violence call at 9 a.m. During the incident, one of the deputies opened fire and wounded the male subject.
They said when deputies first arrived to render aid, they approached the woman’s brother who began to throw glass at the officers. “There came a point in time where three of our deputies deployed their Tasers,” Israel said.
However, Israel said the Tasers had little effect on the man. “There came a point in time where we tried to handcuff him,” said Israel. “He began to go back to what I would call is a violent rage, I’ve been told. He eventually charged at one of our deputies who told him numerous times, ‘We’re here to help.'”
“I heard four shots go off – bang, bang, bang, bang,” said a witness. “That’s about it. I thought it was fireworks.”
Another resident said he heard lots of noise. “I just saw a lot of commotion,” said neighbor Jabar Shaw. “My mom called me about seven or eight times to tell me the street was blocked. She wanted to know if I was safe. Yeah, it’s crazy.”
CPR was administered at the scene before Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue transported the man to Broward Health Medical Center, where Israel said he underwent surgery and is in the intensive care unit.
The cause of the shooting remains under investigation, and a heavy police presence remains in the area, Thursday afternoon.
The subject’s mother spoke with 7News and said that her son is not violent.
The identity of the subject and deputy who fired the weapon have not been released.
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