Broward County

Wife shot dead, and then police shoot husband

A Hollywood woman is dead after, police say, her husband shot her before being shot by an officer — the law enforcement he all but challenged to show up.

The husband is in stable condition at Memorial Regional Hospital.

A call from the husband brought Hollywood police Wednesday morning to the single-story house sitting on an angle at the corner of McKinley Street and 72nd Avenue.

"He advised us he had shot his wife to death and would would do the same to any police officer who arrived on the scene," Hollywood Chief of Police Tomas Sanchez said.

Police arrived and, eventually, the man emerged.

Sanchez said he began behaving erratically and a confrontation began during which police shot the man.

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