PORT ST. LUCIE (CBSMiami/AP) — St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara says a burglary suspect was fatally shot after pointing a gun at a deputy.
Mascara says the shooting happened early Sunday after deputies responded to a burglary call in Port St. Lucie.READ MORE: Palm Beach Gardens Police Say Ryan Rogers Murder Was Result Of Chance Encounter With 'Animal' That Shouldn't Have Been On Streets
He says two deputies spotted a car leaving the area and pursued it. Mascara says the driver crashed the vehicle. Deputies approached it, but the driver fled again, running over a deputy’s foot.
The vehicle crashed again and the driver and passenger fled. Mascara says the driver “aggressively resisted all attempts to comply” with a deputy’s orders. When the man pulled a firearm, the deputy fired.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Cool Mornings, Warm Afternoons Continue Into Weekend
Deputies rendered aid until paramedics arrived. The man died. His name hasn’t been released.
The deputy is on administrative leave, pending an investigation.MORE NEWS: MLB Lockout Begins As Players, Owners Fail To Reach New Bargaining Agreement
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