Man transported after deputy-involved shooting in Wilton Manors

WILTON MANORS, FLA. (WSVN) - A man has been transported after, what the Broward Sheriff’s Office is calling, a deputy-involved shooting in Wilton Manors.

The incident took place at the Wilton Manors Health & Rehabilitation Center, along the 2600 block of North Andrews Avenue, at around 2:30 p.m., Friday.

BSO spokesperson Veda Coleman Wright said shots were fired while deputies tried to take the man into custody.

“We definitely want everyone to know that the individuals at the rehabilitation center are not in any danger in any way,” she said. “Detectives are not looking for any other suspects. You see units here from the Deerfield Beach district office. Those units, they were trying to apprehend a suspect.”

Deputies said the man was wanted in connection to a drug investigation.

7SkyForce HD flew over the scene where three vehicles appeared to had crashed into each other.

Workers at the facility said the incident occurred behind the building.

Cellphone video from inside of the building captured members of BSO’s Crime Suppression Team approaching the silver sedan and pulling the man out of the vehicle.

“This is crazy. They shot him, but he doesn’t want to give up,” a woman said in the video. “They had no choice this time. They had no choice at all. Oh, God, please save him. Please save him. Please don’t let him die.”

According to the witness who took the video, it appeared that the man inside of the car had already been shot.

“One of the police officers said, ‘I’m sorry you can’t go inside,'” another worker said. “I said, ‘What happened? The building has any problem?’ They said, ‘No, the building doesn’t have any problem.’ I only see a bunch of cars outside.”

The silver sedan could be seen riddled with numerous bullet holes, and the man’s gun was placed on top of it.

The man was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition. His identity also remains unknown.

No one inside the rehabilitation facility was injured, but it remains unclear why the man was in the facility’s parking lot.

The shooting remains under active investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Two deputies have been placed on administrative leave while FDLE continues its investigation.

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