A tip leading police to stake out a Pembroke Pines business plaza led to the shooting death of an armed robber Thursday afternoon.
The ski-masked suspect, a 23-year-old man, was shot by a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy about 3 p.m. after being surprised as he tried to pull-off a hold-up at an AllState Insurance office, at the 1400 block of South Palm Avenue
Confronted inside the store by waiting deputies, BSO said the man refused orders to drop his weapon and the deputies opened fire, killing him.
The suspect went down the path of non-compliance,” said BSO Sheriff Scott Israel, who came to the scene.
Neither the name of the dead man nor the deputies involved has been released. It’s unclear how many deputies opened fire.
BSO said it all began earlier this week when they were tipped off by a confidential informant about a planned robbery at a plaza business on Thursday. BSO cleared out several business in the shopping plaza and staked them out.
As the tip indicated, the man, entered the business in mid-afternoon and pulled out a gun.