LAUDERDALE LAKES (CBSMiami) – A Broward Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a shooting Sunday morning in Lauderdale Lakes.
Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Leljedal said the deputy was called to check out reports of a purse snatching at a BP gas station on Oakland Park Boulevard around 9 a.m. The owner of a black Honda said she was inside the station paying for gas when she noticed a man trying to break into her car. That man was later identified as 20-year old Joe Toney.READ MORE: CBS4 Exclusive: Hit-&-Run Victim Says Insurance Company Denied Claim Despite Police Report From Incident
The woman said she ran outside, but when she approached Toney, he stole her purse and took off on foot.READ MORE: South Florida Lawmakers Calling On Governor To Reconsider Plan To Send Law Enforcement Resources To Border States
A description of him man was put out over the police radio and a deputy spotted him in the 3800 block of NW 29th Street. As the officers approached, Toney got into a struggling match, according to Leljedal, and the deputy fired on him – wounding Toney in the shoulder.
He was taken to Broward General Medical Center for treatment.MORE NEWS: Tropical Storm Warning Issued For Northern Gulf Coast Ahead Of Potential Tropical Depression Three
Toney was wanted on a Violation of Probation warrant and will now face additional charges.