Armed man killed by deputies after traffic stop for stolen tag on Lexus, officials say

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DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP/CBS Newspath) — Officials say an armed man was fatally shot during a confrontation with South Florida deputies.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office says the shooting occurred Monday morning along a Dania Beach road after a traffic stop. Officials say deputies attempted to stop a silver Lexus for a possible stolen tag, and the driver hopped out and ran away.

Authorities say deputies were chasing the man on foot when the shooting occurred tin the 160 block of Southwest 19th Court.

In video from the scene, a gun could be seen on the pavement of a parking lot just a few feet from where the man’s body was under a tarp.

Deputies began CPR, and rescue workers pronounced the man dead at the scene. Officials say a gun was recovered near the body.

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