HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – A naked man was injured in a police-involved shooting near the Hollywood Broadwalk late Monday night.
Hollywood police said around 10:45 p.m. they received a call about a naked man walking around in the 3100 block of Surf Road.
When officers arrived, they spotted the man, who was not wearing any clothes and was armed with a gun.
The officers tried to de-escalate the situation, however “the individual’s actions, necessitated a use of force response by police, resulting in a police-involved shooting,” according to a statement from the police.
The man was taken to an area hospital, his condition was not released.
“The officers yelled at him several times which is what got me up,” said a man who lives in the area who didn’t want his name used in this story.
He said he was watching television in his apartment off Scott Street when he heard yelling and then gunshots.
“Pow, pow, pow, pow, it sounded like a pack of firecrackers going off,” he said.
“I heard pop, pop, pop, pop, and I said to my husband, he was just dozing off, ‘did you hear that?” said neighbor Liz Kofsky. “My heart, I’ve been up all night because I’ve never been that close to hearing gunshots.”
Kofsky said a neighbor told her he had a gun pulled on him.
“He said he was riding his bike and somebody in a car pulled a gun on him,” she said.
The man’s gun was recovered on the scene.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will conduct the investigation into this officer-involved shooting and the events leading up to it.