Delray Beach Man Killed By BSO SWAT During Narcotics Arrest
UPDATE – 3/25/22
BSO provided an update on the deputy-involved shooting that occurred yesterday in Fort Lauderdale. A BSO spokesperson tells Boca Post that BSO and ATF were attempting to affect the arrest of Zyshonne ‘Zy’ Johnson when the situation turned deadly.
The 23-year-old fled the scene of a coordinated drug deal and crashed several times before stopping near the entrance to the Public Safety Building on Broward Boulevard. Johnson ran on foot and was shot and killed by a BSO SWAT team operator after he allegedly turned towards them with a handgun.
BSO provided the following statement:
:When Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives tried to arrest a narcotics suspect just before noon Thursday, the encounter turned deadly. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the deputy-involved shooting.At approximately 11:45 a.m. on March 24, members of BSO’s Gang Investigations Unit, Narcotics Unit, Criminal Investigations Division, SWAT Team, along with ATF agents, were conducting surveillance and attempted to arrest Zy Shonne Johnson, 23, in a parking lot not far from the intersection at Broward Boulevard and Northwest 27th Avenue in Central Broward. Investigators had a warrant for Johnson’s arrest for narcotics charges, but he thought he was meeting up to conduct an illegal drug transaction.When detectives moved in to take Johnson into custody, he fled in the Infiniti sedan he was driving. He crashed into multiple vehicles before the car became inoperable and eventually stopped at the Broward Boulevard entrance to the Public Safety Building. Johnson got out of the vehicle and fled westbound on foot. In the westbound lanes just west of the intersection at Broward Boulevard and Northwest 27th Avenue, when investigators gave Johnson verbal commands to surrender, he turned toward deputies while armed with a handgun. At that time, two SWAT team members fired their weapons, striking Johnson. No other injuries were reported.Detectives rendered aid, and Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue responded and continued life-saving efforts while transporting Johnson to Broward Health Medical Center. Unfortunately, he was pronounced deceased at the hospital.FDLE is the lead investigating agency, and per BSO policy, the two SWAT team deputies who fired their guns were placed on administrative assignment pending further investigation.
Sheriff Gregory Tony at Thursday’s press conference:
ORIGINAL STORY – 3/24/22
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — BSO is reporting that one of their deputies was involved in a shooting earlier today sending a suspect to the hospital.
BSO only confirming now that no deputies are injured and that at least one suspect was sent to a local hospital.
Avoid the area of NW 27th Ave and Broward Boulevard.
From Broward Sheriff’s Office:
Shortly before noon today, Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives from various units were working a planned operation when they attempted to take a suspect into custody in Central Broward. The suspect was shot and transported to an area hospital. No law enforcement personnel were injured. FDLE is on scene investigating the deputy-involved shooting. Motorists are urged to avoid the area near the intersection at Broward Boulevard and Northwest 27th Avenue
This is a developing story. We will update you here with more information as it becomes available.
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