1 person hospitalized after police-involved shooting at Fort Lauderdale bus terminal

Police investigate incident at Central bus terminal

By Janine Stanwood - Anchor/Reporter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - One person was hospitalized after a police-involved shooting at a Fort Lauderdale bus terminal.

There were tense moments outside the Central bus terminal in Fort Lauderdale. A suspect was on the ground and cuffed after a Fort Lauderdale police officer shot him.

Police said an officer was on patrol and made a stop before what cops are calling a disturbance with that suspect. Witnesses said they soon heard a single gunshot.

A man who said he is the suspect's brother saw the confrontation. He called the shooting unjustified, but others claim the man was a threat.

The suspect, identified by his brother only as Melvin, was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where there was a heavy police presence.

Police are now investigating.

"The suspect is currently in stable condition," Detective Tracy Figone said. "The circumstances surrounding the entire incident is still being investigated."

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