Broward County

A call came in saying a woman was shot, BSO said. Then came a deputy-involved shooting

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The Broward Sheriff’s Office said deputies were forced to open fire on a man Thursday night after he blocked them from tending to a female shooting victim and pointed a gun at them in a “hostile manner.”

According to the department, a 911 call came in around 7 p.m. reporting that a woman had been shot in the 5000 block of Northwest 57th Court in Tamarac.

Deputies arrived to find a man on the landing of the complex.

“He took it upon himself to stand on the landing and stop our deputies from going in there and safeguarding and treating this individual and only after 20 plus minutes of trying to get this thing to de-escalate, he elected to point the weapon in a hostile manner at our deputies, so they did an outstanding job,” Sheriff Gregory Tony told reporters at the scene.

BSO said the woman and a “male suspect” were taken to the hospital.

Miami Herald news partner CBS4 contributed to this report.

Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.

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