Broward County

BSO: Deputies fatally shoot man armed with ‘edged-glass’ at behavioral health facility

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies shot and killed a man late Saturday night after the man — who was at a Tamarac behavioral health facility — armed himself with glass and charged at deputies, the department said Sunday.

The fatal deputy-involved shooting happened at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at University Hospital and Medical Center Behavioral Health Pavilion, 7425 N. University Dr.

Jarvis Randall, 30, was taken to Broward Health North where he died just before midnight.

According to BSO, staff of the hospital called for help for a patient, saying he was “violent and said he was threatening to harm other people with a weapon.”

“Investigators said he was armed with an edged-glass weapon,” BSO said in a news release. “When deputies arrived at the facility ... they encountered Jarvis Randall who was demonstrating aggressive threatening behavior.”

Efforts to calm him down — including using a non-lethal bean-bag service weapon — did not work, BSO said.

Three deputies then opened fire, according to BSO.

The three deputies, who have not been identified, have been placed on restricted duty pending investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which is standard procedure.

  Comments