MARGATE, Fla. – A police-involved shooting investigation is underway in Margate, police have confirmed.
According to authorities, officers responded to a domestic violence incident in the 6900 block of Northwest First Street shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday.
SWAT officers and a special response team focused on a particular home after police responded to a report of shots being fired from inside the dwelling.
Police said a woman who lived in the home called 911 while hiding in a closet and in fear for her life. The cops arrived and heard a baby crying and a woman screaming.
Officers forced their way inside and that’s when they said the man was actively choking the woman on the bed, authorities said.
Police said one of the officers opened fire on the man to protect the woman.
The man suffered several gunshot wounds and was transported to Broward Health North, where he was pronounced dead by medical personnel, police said.
“Then when I saw the ambulance and I see the body came out of the house and they put the body in the ambulance, I thought then it must be some case of domestic violence,” said neighbor Jean Louis.
The investigation continues.