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Police: Armed resident killed after pointing rifle at officer outside Sunrise apartment

Officers investigate a deadly police-involved shooting in Sunrise.
Officers investigate a deadly police-involved shooting in Sunrise. (WPLG)

SUNRISE, Fla. – One person is dead following a police-involved shooting in Sunrise.

It happened in an apartment on the 2700 block of Northwest 104th Avenue.

A woman called police concerned her ex-husband was threatening to kill himself and harm anyone who came into his home.

According to police, they arrived and established communication with the 56-year-old man, but soon after he pointed a long rifle at officers.

One officer returned fire immediately, killing the man.

Sunrise police have identified that officer as Sergeant Daniel Rodriguez, a 13-year veteran of the department.

Officers remained at the scene several hours after the shooting to investigate.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is expected to investigate, as is the norm with police-involved shootings.


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