Deputy shoots man during domestic violence incident in Lauderdale Lakes

FDLE investigates deputy-involved shooting

By Peter Burke - Managing Editor, Todd Tongen - Anchor/Reporter

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating a deputy-involved shooting in Lauderdale Lakes.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said a brother and sister were involved in a domestic violence incident at 3510 NW 33rd Ave. when deputies were called about 9 a.m. Thursday.

"The brother was violent, out of control. He has been Baker Acted in the past. He struck his sister. He destroyed many of the items in the home," Israel said. 

Israel said the man charged at deputies multiple times and threw glass at them. He said deputies tried to subdue him with their Taser guns, but that didn't work.

"At least three of our deputies deployed Tasers," Israel said. "I don't know how many times each one deployed their Taser. The Tasers appeared to have little or no effect."

Eventually, Israel said, the man charged at one of the deputies, prompting her to fire her gun.

"I was scared. I don't know what was going on," Stella Musaddique, who heard the gunshots, said. "I didn't know if somebody got shot down here or what."

"We didn't see the guy, but we know they were tasing. They were screaming at him, telling him to calm down," another neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said. "Then, like 2 minutes or so after he was tased, they shot him like three times."

Deputies administered CPR until paramedics arrived.

The man was taken to Broward Health Medical Center. His condition was not immediately known.

The man's distraught family did not want to talk on camera, but insisted that it was not a domestic violence call.

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