BELLE GLADE (CBSMiami/AP) — A man is dead after pointing a gun at a police officer.READ MORE: Miami Dade College To Host Wake For Congresswoman Carrie Meek
Authorities say a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a driver following a traffic stop where the victim pointed a gun at the deputy.
After the deputy pulled Henry Bennett over in Belle Glade on Saturday, authorities say Bennett got out of the vehicle and ran away.READ MORE: Tributes To Congresswoman Carrie Meek
The deputy chased Bennett and, at one point, authorities said Bennett turned and pointed a gun at the deputy. That’s when the deputy fired at Bennett, hitting him twice.
The 19-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities said he has a history that includes drug possession and domestic battery.
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