Deputy involved shooting closes portion of I-95

Wednesday, 07 Feb, 2018

When PBSO stopped his vehicle, the suspect got out of the auto and a deputy shot him, according to deputies.

According to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, just before 10 a.m. crews responded to a multi-vehicle crash involving 6-to-8 vehicles with one vehicle on fire. No other details about that shooting were released.

"Cars were running off the road and so accidents were occurring", he said of the scene on I-95 in Lantana.

Witnesses described the pair as a couple that had been arguing outside of a neighborhood grocery store, WPTV reported.

Bradshaw said deputies caught up to the suspect about 15 minutes after the shooting as he went south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95, sparking a multi-vehicle crash in Lantana, between West Palm Beach and For Lauderdale.

The sheriff's office says the woman who was shot is dead, the station reports. The suspect was also involved in another shooting last night in West Palm Beach, a sheriff said. "We are handling the crime scene", he said.

"Deputies grabbed the female and got her out of the vehicle to the roadside". There were two deceased people among the wrecks, he said.

Southbound traffic was initially closed from Lantana to Hypoluxo, but some lanes reopened for a short time.

Florida highway patrol, the sheriff's office, fire department, medical examiner, and volunteers were on the scene Wednesday.