Hallandale Beach Police Officer Released From Hospital After Deadly Police-Involved Shooting

HALLANDALE BEACH (CBSMiami) – A Hallandale Beach police officer is out of the hospital after a deadly police-involved shooting Saturday night.

“He did receive a laceration to the face,” said Hallandale Beach police officer Megan Jones, talking about her fellow officer whose name has not yet been released.

He was transported to the hospital after getting into a fight with a suspect.

“The suspect ran to a nearby business and again the officer was engaged in a physical altercation with the suspect,” added Jones.

The incident began on the 2300 block of East Hallandale Beach Boulevard at the Argo Restaurant when the suspect went into the location wielding a knife.

Officers attempted to taze him but it was unsuccessful and the suspect ran off to a near by liquor store, where the attack on the officer occurred. A second officer then open fired at the suspect who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have released no other details about the suspect other than he was 25 years old.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating as is the case with all police-involved shootings in the state.