HOLLYWOOD BEACH, Fla. – A man was injured during a police-involved shooting at the Alexander Towers Condo on Saturday morning in Hollywood Beach, police said.
The man was armed with a gun and fired at police officers, according to Deanna Bettineschi, a spokeswoman for the Hollywood Police Department.
“Following this confrontation, officers rendered aid to the armed individual,” Bettineschi wrote.
Residents said they heard one shot was fired in the elevator area at 3505 S. Ocean Dr. There was an armored SWAT team vehicle parked in front of the building. Officers recovered the man’s gun, according to Bettineschi.
Deputies in a Broward Sheriff’s Office helicopter were also flying over the area. A Hollywood Fire Rescue ambulance was on standby. Fire Rescue personnel took the man to Memorial Regional Hospital, according to Bettineschi.
As with every police-involved shooting, the Hollywood Police Department placed the officers involved on administrative leave and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.
Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Aura Martinez contributed to this report.
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