FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Yellow crime scene tape closed off a section of road in a Cooper City neighborhood Monday morning after a shooting involving Broward Sheriff’s deputies.
“I told my son that I heard six gun shots and then I heard rescue or sirens of the police and everything and the helicopters came. I’m like ‘gosh, this is such a quiet neighborhood, what’s going on,” said a woman who lives down the street.
“I heard about five shots ‘bang, bang, bang, bang, bang’, five shots in a row and then there was silence for a while and that’s when all the chaos started happening, all the police and helicopters started converging on the area,” said Joseph Marvilli.
Just after 9 a.m., deputies were sent to 7 Fir Way after a woman called 9-1-1- threatening to commit suicide.
“She said she was armed with a gun and she was going to kill anybody and everybody,” said Broward Sheriff Scott Israel.
Cooper City Manager Bruce Loucks sent an email to the mayor and commission which said when the deputies arrived at the address in the Rock Creek community they found an armed woman in the street who was threatening suicide. The woman was identified as 44-year old Lisa Taylor.
“The deputies continually shouted at her to drop the weapon, drop the weapon, drop the weapon. She pointed the weapon at our deputies, our deputies fired, the woman was struck,” said Israel. “She was transported to Memorial (hospital) and she was pronounced dead at approximately 10 a.m.”
Monday afternoon the Broward Sheriff’s office said Taylor’s weapon was a BB pellet gun.
The sheriff’s office said several years ago Taylor was taken into custody and underwent a psychiatric evaluation under the Baker Act for her own protection.