Sister’s 911 Call To Police Ends In Brother’s Fatal Shooting

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POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) — A sister’s call to authorities has ended in the death of her brother at the hands of police officers in Pompano Beach.

Undated photo of Gregory Frazier (Source: Facebook)

Undated photo of Gregory Frazier (Source: Facebook)

It began as a domestic disturbance call just before 10 p.m. Friday, September 10th, at the home at 320 N.W. 14 Street.

Deborah Frazier said she dialed 911 after her daughter and 55-year-old brother, Gregory Frazier, got into an altercation.

“They had a little fight,” Deborah said. “My brother was a little upset. And I was a little scared. So I called the police, you know, hoping that they would talk to my brother and constrain him. I didn’t think that the altercation would cause death.”

Deputies arrived and were directed to the back yard where they confronted Gregory, who was armed with a pocket knife, according to officials.

“He was armed with a knife,” said Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. “A confrontation happened and both deputies fired shots. The subject, tragically, was pronounced deceased on the scene.”

Following the shooting, family members, obviously upset, wondered why deadly force was deemed necessary.

“Yes, he had a pocket knife. A rusty pocket knife,” Deborah recalled. “I believe those three cops could have sat down, talked to him, used tasers, anything, to constrain him.”

Investigators spent most of the night into Saturday morning documenting the scene, canvassing the neighborhood for witnesses and taking statements.

The deputies involved were placed on administrative leave.

Anyone who may have witnessed or heard the shooting is encouraged to contact Homicide Det. Ricky Libman at (954) 321-4210.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Dan Ess says:

    Time to do background checks on pocket knife owners . . . . how sad does our society become, before we realize there are underlying causes to all the violent behavior that is emerging; over often times, trivial issues ? ? Peace Be With All suffering, as a result of this all too common seemingly mindless occurrence.

  2. JayGoldenBeach says:

    “a confrontation happened” – ?!

    Must be a questionable shooting since there has been no allegation that the victim was aggressive. Reportedly he happened to be holding the knife and presumably did not put it down fast enough.

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