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Traffic stop turns into deadly deputy-involved shooting in Dania Beach

Man killed was armed and fled deputies, BSO says

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – A man armed with a gun was killed in a deputy-involved shooting Monday morning, the Broward Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

BSO says it began as a traffic stop on a silver Lexus with a suspected stolen tag just before 11 a.m. at 1900 Stirling Road in Dania Beach.

The man in that car fled and crossed Stirling to where a group of hotels are located in the 160 block of Southwest 19th Court, investigators say.

Deputies ran after him, and the armed suspect was shot, BSO said. The agency would only say that three deputies were on scene when it happened. It’s unclear how many fired at the suspect, or who opened fire first.

“A male individual inside the car fled northbound across Stirling Road, deputies pursued the individual on foot between some hotel buildings, when they were involved in a deputy-involved shooting around 11 a,m.,” Carey Codd of the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

“The subject who had fled from the car was armed at the time of the shooting and a gun was recovered near the male subject’s body.”

Deputies performed CPR before the man was pronounced dead by Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue. His identity has not been released.

Sky 10 was over the scene in the parking lot of a Home2 Suites by Hilton, just north of Stirling Road and west of I-95. A body was seen covered by a yellow tarp, near a car that had its windows shot out.

For hours, detectives went over the area, collecting evidence and putting together the details of exactly what happened.

BSO said it will review body-worn camera video and surveillance footage, with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement leading the investigation.

“As is protocol, any deputies who fire their weapon will be placed on administrative assignment,” Codd said.

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