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St. Lucie County Sheriff: Burglary Suspect Fatally Shot By Deputy

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.

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.

Deputies rendered aid until paramedics arrived. The man died. His name hasn't been released.

The deputy is on administrative leave, pending an investigation.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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