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Authorities investigate officer-involved shooting in Florida

June 22, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the shooting of a man by a police officer at a Florida bus terminal.

News outlets reported Saturday that the man who was shot Friday was hospitalized in stable condition. His identity was not immediately released, nor was that of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department officer.

Witnesses said they heard a gunshot but offered conflicting accounts about whether or not the wounded man was armed. It wasn’t clear what prompted the shooting.

Cellphone video showed the man on the ground with his hands cuffed behind his back and two police officers standing near him.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the shooting, which is standard practice.

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