BOYNTON BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — We’re learning more about a deadly police-involved shooting in Southern Florida.
The robbery suspect killed by Florida police previously served two prison sentences for hold ups.READ MORE: Taste Of The Town Dine Out Takeout: Famed Private Chef Opens First Restaurant Perl By Chef IP
Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said in a news release Monday that the suspect killed outside a Publix supermarket was 62-year-old Adalberto Rodriguez. Florida prison records show Rodriguez served eight years for a 1991 armed robbery and was released in January 2018 after completing a 15-year sentence for a 2002 attempted armed robbery.
Slater said Rodriguez robbed a Dollar Tree at gunpoint Sunday. Officers spotted him minutes later outside the Publix.READ MORE: MDC North Campus Site Administered Nearly 3,000 COVID Vaccinations
Police Chief Michael Gregory said officers ordered Rodriguez to stop, but he began drawing his gun. Gregory said the officers shot Rodriguez before he entered the Publix.
The unnamed officers were placed on administrative leave. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.MORE NEWS: Pair Of South Florida Children Who Died A Couple Weeks Apart Have Saved 11 Lives Through Organ Donation
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