Man killed in police-involved shooting in Davie

Shooting ended hourslong standoff with SWAT team

DAVIE, Fla. – A man was killed Friday in a police-involved shooting in Davie, authorities said.

The shooting ended a standoff that started around 3 a.m. at a mobile home near Southwest 73rd Avenue and Griffin Road.

Neighbors called police after the man, later identified as Luis Lomante, allegedly threatened them over some kind of loud speaker. 

Police said Lomante then refused to come outside when officers arrived. 

"Negotiations failed to resolve the issue. As officers made contact with the individual, one of the officers discharged his weapon," Davie police Chief Dale Engle said.

Lomante had recently posted videos on YouTube, complaining about "corrupt cops."

Police said they had been called to the man's home multiple times in the past.

Juana Mena, the suspect's girlfriend who was inside the home, was led away in handcuffs. She was later put in the back of an ambulance. Police were concerned that she was being held against her will.

Mena filmed herself using Facebook Live during the standoff.

"There is tin foil on the windows because these neighbors keep bothering us for no reason. We're telling them to leave us alone," Mena said. "And now they are trying to shoot."

Mena pleaded for help from her family.

"Please, please, help us. I don't want to die," she says in the video.

The woman's father, Moises Mena, told Local 10 News reporter Andrew Perez that he saw the Facebook Live and rushed to the mobile home.

"My daughter said that somebody tried to kill the boyfriend," he said.

Police said Mena screaming "I don't want to die" is what made them believe she was in danger and possibly being held against her will.  

The Florida Department Law Enforcement is now investigating the shooting. No word if Lomante had a weapon or what exactly happened moments before the shots were fired. 

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