HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – A man was injured Monday morning in a police-involved shooting in Hallandale Beach, authorities confirmed.
According to Hallandale Beach Police Capt. Ra Shana Dabney-Donovan, someone called 911 around 7 a.m. to report a body being found in a yard in the area of Northeast 10th Street near 12th Avenue.
Officers arrived at the scene, but didn’t find a body.
Instead, Dabney-Donovan said officers encountered a man slouched over the top of a city trash bin.
She said officers approached the man and asked him if he was OK. The man then pulled out a weapon, prompting one officer to fire multiple shots at the man, Dabney-Donovan said.
One nearby resident told Local 10 News reporter Madeleine Wright that she heard seven to eight gunshots.
"We’ve been here 13 years and this has never happened before,” Gloria Cole said.
Another resident told Wright that the man is his neighbor.
“He’s a nice guy. He’s an older guy. He was probably just unhappy, but he wasn’t a bad guy by any means,” Ronald Cammarata said. "It was just bizarre, honestly, coming home in the middle of the night, about to come home from my night shift and my next door neighbor is on the ground. It’s just really weird.”
The man was taken to a local hospital. His condition has not been released.
According to Dabney-Donovan, police were told the man was injured prior to officers arriving at the scene, but those reports are still under investigation.
Dabney-Donovan confirmed a revolver handgun was found at the scene.
No other details were immediately known.
As per protocol, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will conduct an investigation into the police-involved shooting.