Deputies Find Screaming Woman Being Held At Knifepoint In Boca Raton Residence, Suspect Shot In The Head; FDLE Investigating
BOCA RATON, FL – Shortly before 6:30 am, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a welfare check in the 22000 block of Larkspur Trail in unincorporated Boca Raton. Upon arrival, deputies heard a female victim screaming for help and made forced entry into the residence locating a female victim who was being held against her will at knife point by an adult male suspect. The suspect refused commands to drop the knife and a deputy discharged his firearm striking the suspect once in the head.
The female victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment where she is listed in stable condition. The suspect was transported to separate hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy involved in the shooting is now on paid administrative leave which is standard department protocol.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, now the lead investigators, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Violent Crimes detectives and the State Attorney’s Office are investigating this Deputy Involved Shooting further.
Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division are investigating the incident involving the female victim. The suspect is facing the charges of armed false imprisonment and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Other charges are pending.