Guard, gunman hospitalized after Fort Lauderdale police-involved shooting

James McFadden, 26, charged with premeditated attempted murder

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man has been charged with premeditated attempted murder after a shooting that injured a security guard Saturday night.

The security guard and the alleged gunman, James Eric McFadden, 26, are being hospitalized following the police-involved shooting in Fort Lauderdale, authorities said.

Fort Lauderdale police responded to a call of shots fired at 10 p.m. Saturday in the 500 block of Northwest First Avenue.

Police learned that there was an altercation at a venue at the address.

Witnesses said it was a pool party. An altercation began between a security guard and a man police believe to be McFadden.

Police said McFadden pulled out a gun and shot the security guard. He then fled on foot and police caught up with him in an alley adjacent to the venue.

Police said there was some sort of confrontation that happened with officers and they said they were forced to fire on McFadden.

McFadden and security guard were taken to Broward Health Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The officer involved in the shooting was not hurt.

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