Florida man allegedly found choking wife shot dead by police, officials say

The man was transported to Broward Health North, where he was pronounced dead

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A Florida man was fatally shot inside his home during a clash with police officers after they responded to a domestic violence call, officials said.

Margate Police officers were dispatched to the unidentified man’s home Sunday morning, where they found him choking a woman, WSVN reported. Upon seeing the alleged assault, an officer fired into the home, fatally striking the man, police said.

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The man was transported to Broward Health North, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

A Miami Beach police officer inspects the inside of a car on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, on March 22, 2021. 

A Miami Beach police officer inspects the inside of a car on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, on March 22, 2021.  (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

The woman told officers she feared for her life and the life of her child. They were both transported to Northwest Medical Center, where they were treated for minor injuries, KSVN reported

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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is reportedly investigating the incident and the officer who pulled the trigger has been placed on administrative leave, officials said.

LAKELAND, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - 2021/09/07: Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody ( second left) looks on as Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at a press conference at the Lakeland, Florida Police Department to announce a new proposal that would provide $5,000 signing bonuses to those who sign on to be law enforcement officers from within the state of Florida, and those who come from out-of-state.

LAKELAND, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - 2021/09/07: Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody ( second left) looks on as Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at a press conference at the Lakeland, Florida Police Department to announce a new proposal that would provide $5,000 signing bonuses to those who sign on to be law enforcement officers from within the state of Florida, and those who come from out-of-state.