PALM BAY (AP) — Authorities have identified a suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting in central Florida.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
Palm Bay Police say 50-year-old Bradford Leonard met officers with gunfire when they responded to a 911 call early Sunday from a home on the street where Leonard lived.
Police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez says the officers returned fire, and Leonard died at the scene. No officers were injured in the shooting.READ MORE: CDC: Delta Variant As Contagious As Chickenpox
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.
Martinez says the 28-year-old officer who shot Leonard is a two-year veteran of the department and has a military background. The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the FDLE investigation.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
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