OAKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Broward Sheriff's Office has identified the man fatally shot by a deputy as 33-year-old Jermaine McBean of Oakland Park.
Deputies responded to 911 calls Thursday regarding an adult man armed with a rifle walking down a street in Oakland Park, about 5 miles north of Fort Lauderdale.
Authorities say a sergeant and deputy saw McBean walk toward an occupied swimming pool in an apartment complex and tried to get him to drop his weapon.
According to investigators, McBean then began to turn and point his gun in the deputy's direction. Deputy Peter Peraza fired his service weapon.
McBean was transported to Broward Health Medical Center, where he died.
Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting and Peraza has been placed on administrative assignment per department policy.