OAKLAND PARK (CBS4) – OAKLAND PARK (CBS4) – The woman who was shot by a Broward Sheriff’s SWAT unit Thursday has been identified as Kelly Garrick.
BSO states that Garrick, 41, was suicidal prior to the 3-hour standoff with law enforcement that happened after she barricaded herself inside her mother’s Oakland Park home.
Garrick, a former BSO corrections deputy, refused to come out of the home and threatened to kill law enforcement officers, said BSO Spokeswoman Dani Moschella.
The incident came to a head when authorities responded to the home on the 400 block of Northeast 61st Court after receiving reports of an armed person threatening suicide.
Moschella said when deputies got to the home, they heard shots fired coming from inside the residence, two of which came out of a window towards deputies.
Because the home Garrick was in is close to Cypress Creek Road BSO closed that road to through traffic, asked Florida Highway Patrol to shut the on and off ramps to Interstate 95 and evacuated several neighboring homes.
Garrick was shot by deputies after appearing at the front door and aiming a firearm at them, Moschella said.
Garrick was transported to North Broward Medical Center. Moschella said Garrick made it through the night, but her exact condition is unknown.
CBS4 calls to Garrick’s mother have not been returned.