Sheriff: Deputy serving warrant shoots and wounds armed man

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida deputy shot and wounded a man while serving a warrant for burglary and weapons-related charges.

The Palm Beach Post reports that the shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon at a Riviera Beach home.

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw says agents from his office’s warrants division were surrounding the house when two armed men crashed out of a window into the yard. As one man started to raise his gun, the sheriff says a deputy shot the suspect one time.

The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital. Bradshaw says he’s expected to survive.

The names and races of the suspect and the deputy who shot him weren’t immediately released.


Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post,

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