Police: Security guard shoots man over loud music in Lauderdale Lakes

02/14/2013 8:34 AM

02/15/2013 4:09 AM

An off-duty security guard shot and killed a man at a Lauderdale Lakes apartment complex early Thursday after a confrontation over loud music, police said.

Two off-duty security guards approached a man sitting in his car in the parking lot at the Whispering Pines Apartments, 4530 NW 36th St., because he was playing his music too loudly, said Keyla Concepcion, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

After one of the security guards approached the man and asked him to turn down the music, the three got into a confrontation and one of the guards shot the man, she said.

When deputies arrived around 3 a.m. Thursday, the man was dead.

The guards, who both work at the complex, were returning to the complex after a “night out,” Concepcion said.

According to BSO, the man reached in the direction of one of the guard’s gun. The second guard told police he feared for their safety and shot the man.

Both guards, who have concealed weapons permits, are cooperating with detectives.

The names of the guards and the dead man have not been released.

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