The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is investigating a shooting that occurred in Fort Lauderdale that had a fatal outcome and in which the police of this city was involved.
According to authorities, a special force made up of several agencies along with the US Marshals Corps was following a “homicide suspect” shortly before 7 p.m. The shootout broke out in the 900 block of West Sunrise Boulevard.
Casey Liening, spokesperson for the FDLE, said that at the moment it is not known with certainty in which agency the agent who was involved in the shooting incident works.
Rick Maglione, chief of Fort Lauderdale police, told reporters at a press conference that he broadcast the WSVN7 channel that the agents “tried to order the individual to get out of the vehicle.”
On Wednesday night, the department wrote on its Twitter page a promise the boss made: “We owe it to the police officers, this community and the family of the deceased to conduct a thorough investigation.”