Broward deputy shoots man with machete

Published On: Mar 17 2014 11:08:51 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 17 2014 11:14:40 AM EDT

A Broward Sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man who had allegedly threatened a woman with a machete.

The shooting occurred Sunday night during a traffic stop in a Marathon Gas station parking lot in Pompano Beach.

Sheriff's officials say the woman approached a deputy to report that a man had threatened her with a machete. She pointed him out to the deputy. The man drove away in a truck with its headlights off.

The deputy tried to stop the vehicle.

Homicide investigators say they are trying to determine what happened. But they say the deputy perceived a threat and fired multiple shots. The man's truck crossed a street and hit a tree. Deputies say the machete was inside.

The man's name has not been released.


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