Armed Man Fatally Shot By Fort Lauderdale Police

The Broward Sheriff’s Office has taken over a case this morning. An armed man is dead after police tried to get him to put down his gun.

Police officers arrived at the scene of the crime after Thomas Carberry, 50, threatened the lives of his roommates. When Carberry went outside, his roommates locked the door behind him. It was then that Carberry tried to get back into their shared house (located near Fort Lauderdale) and started firing off his gun.

Once the officers arrived, Carberry threatened to kill himself, to kill the police officers, as well as his roommates. The officers ordered Carberry to drop his gun, but he refused. Carberry was shot by the officers, and later died in the hospital.

The two Wilton Manors police have been placed on administrative leave. The names of the officers have not been released.

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