Hollywood Police Identify Man Shot By Officers

HOLLYWOOD (CBS4) – Michael Morrow was shot and killed by police Saturday after they answered a 911 call reporting he was firing a shotgun into an apartment.

The apartment in the 5700 block of Stirling Road in Hollywood is the listed address of the dead man’s daughter, Corinne Morrow, 26, according to Hollywood Police Spokesman Lt. Norris Redding.

“My day started out by just looking out the balcony, and I see this guy with a big shotgun,” said Shawn Marley, who could see the alleged gunman from his own apartment. “And he just started shooting!”

When police arrived at the address just before 10 a.m. they allege they saw Morrow, 56, firing his shotgun at the entrance door to apartment No. 209. The man then allegedly began firing several blasts down the hallway of the apartment complex. Police say the dead man’s daughter and her boyfriend were inside the apartment during the shoot-out, but were unhurt.

That is when a Hollywood police officer opened fire on the man, shooting him with his AR-15 rifle, according to Redding.

“These are the things that we’re facing every day, these officers and deputees who are out here every day facing these dangers,” said Jeff Marano of the Broward Police Benevolent Association.

Other than the dead man with the shotgun, no one at the scene was injured, Redding said.

As investigators try to understand what set off the shooter, residents in the area are still in shock. Marley called it a “hectic day” and other neighbors said this was “straight out of a movie.”

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