HALLANDALE BEACH (CBSMiami) — Hallandale Beach Police and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are investigating a deadly police involved shooting that also resulted in an officer being injured on Saturday night.
“He did receive a laceration to the face and I don’t know the extent or all of the injuries at this time” said Hallandale Beach Police officer Megan Jones, talking about her fellow officer who’s name has not yet been released.
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He was transported to the hospital after getting into a fight with a suspect.
“The suspect ran to a nearby business and again the officer was engaged in a physical altercation with the suspect,” added Jones.
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The incident began on the 2300 block of East Hallandale Beach Boulevard, at the Argo Restaurant when the suspect went into the location wielding a knife.
Officers attempted to tazed him but it was unsuccessful and the suspect ran off to a near by liquor store, where the attack on the officer occurred. A second officer then open fired at the suspect who was pronounced dead at the scene.
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“He’s an adult male approximately 20s early 30’s,” said Jones, who added they are not releasing any additional details about the suspect at this time.