Broward County

Man shot and killed by deputies who say he had a knife

A knife-wielding man was shot and killed by deputies in Pompano Beach Friday night.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies said they responded to a “domestic disturbance” call around 10 p.m. involving a man with a knife. When officers arrived at the home, located in the 300 block of Northwest 14th Street, they found the man in the backyard.

BSO said he pulled a knife and both deputies shot at him. The man died and, per policy, both deputies were moved to administrative paid leave.

Deputies haven’t released the name of the slain man or any other details of the shooting.

Miami Herald news partner CBS4 spoke to the woman who made the 911 call, the dead man’s sister.

Deborah Frazier told the station her daughter and 56-year-old brother, Gregory Frazier, got into an argument.

“They had a little fight,” Frazier said. “My brother was a little upset. And I was a little scared. So I called the police, you know, hoping that they would talk to my brother and constrain him. I didn’t think that the altercation would cause death.”

She questioned why deadly force was necessary.

“Yes, he had a pocket knife. A rusty pocket knife,” she said. “I believe those three cops could have sat down, talked to him, used tasers, anything, to constrain him.”

Alex Harris: 305-376-5005, @harrisalexc