Man dead after police-involved shooting in Wilton Manors

Witness says man told police to 'do it'

By Andrew Perez - Reporter

WILTON MANORS, Fla. - A 50-year-old man died Sunday night after a police-involved shooting in Wilton Manors.

Police told Local 10 News that officers were called to the area of Northwest 29th Street and Northwest Ninth Terrace about 3 p.m. Sunday after two men reported that their roommate, Thomas Carberry, had a gun.

The two men said Carberry was suicidal and threatened to kill them and any police officer who may come to help.

Police said the armed man wandered out of the home, at which time the two men locked him out. The roommates told police they could hear Carberry firing his gun several times outside the home.

When two officers arrived to the home, they said Carberry refused to put down the gun.

Joe Cavaretta, a photographer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, witnessed the incident.

"I heard the police three, maybe four times, (say), 'Drop your weapon. Drop your weapon. Drop your weapon,'" Cavaretta told Local 10 News. "And he said, 'Just do it. Just do it.'"

Police said they were forced to shoot Carberry, but it's unclear how many times.

Carberry was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead.

Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave.

The Broward Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting.

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