MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is taking the next step in a potential probe of Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony.

The agency confirmed to CBS4 that the review of a complaint against Tony has now moved to the preliminary investigation phase.

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The complaint came after it was revealed Tony fatally shot another teenager when he was 14 years old.

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Sheriff Tony claimed it was in self-defense and he was cleared of wrong-doing.

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But he also never disclosed it when he first became a police officer or when Governor Ron DeSantis appointed him sheriff.