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Deputies Shoot Man After Exchange of Gunfire Near Rehab Center

Broward Sheriff’s deputies reportedly shot a man following a tense situation on Friday.

The incident occurred in a parking lot near Wilton Manors Health and Rehabilitation Center, at 2675 N. Andrews Ave., following an exchange of gunfire with the deputies at around 2:30 p.m.

According to the report, the BSO’s Crime Suppression Team from the Deerfield Beach district was attempting to detain an armed male in reference to a narcotics investigation. Two deputies ended up firing their weapons.

Oakland Park Fire Rescue spokesman David Rafter said the man had “gunshot wounds to chest.”

According to Miami television station WPLG, cellphone video taken from inside the rehabilitation center shows four officers surrounding a silver car with their guns drawn.

In addition, overhead video showed the car’s windshield riddled with more than a dozen bullet holes.

The wounded man, whose condition is available, was taken to Broward Health Medical Center. No deputies were injured in the shooting.

Florida’s Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.

The two deputies who fired their weapons have been placed on administrative assignment pending further investigation.

Veda Coleman Wright, Public Information Officer for the Broward Sheriff’s Office, says that no one inside the rehabilitation center was ever in any danger, and detectives are not looking for any other suspects.