A suicidal man was shot by a Jupiter officer yesterday during a traffic stop after police said the 52-year old pointed a firearm at them.
The incident started just after 1:15 p.m. when Jupiter officers responded to assist Juno Beach police regarding a traffic stop involving a suicidal person armed with a firearm.
Jupiter police said the vehicle eventually stopped at Ocean Cay Park on Marcinski Road.
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During the interaction, a Jupiter police officer shot him.
He was later taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center for treatment. His condition is unknown.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office are investigating the shooting.