2 dead after police-involved shooting
TAMARAC, Fla. (WSVN) -- The Broward Sheriff's Office continues to investigate after one woman was shot by a deputy and another was found dead inside a South Florida home.
BSO deputies received a call at around 10 a.m. Wednesday from several neighbors after they heard a disturbance and gunshots coming from a home located on the 4700 block of NW 44th Street.
When deputies arrived on the scene, Linda Sue Davis, 60, was waving a gun. They urged her to put her gun down, but, police said, she did not comply and a deputy had to open fire. "The deputy fired at least one shot. That female is deceased. There is another female right outside the house that is also deceased," said BSO Sheriff Scott Israel.
The deputy warned Davis several times to drop her weapon.
Andrew Davis is in disbelief after his sister was shot and killed. "I have seven sisters, and this is my second sister ... and she's gone," said Davis.
When the deputy entered Davis' home, he found another elderly woman dead. Police continue to investigate what caused her death.
Davis' family said she had a history of mental illness and was on several medications. "She had breakdowns every now and then. She's on heavy medications she couldn't have known what she was doing," said Andrew.
"I don't know what to think of the situation because I've never known my auntie to be aggressive to the point where she would use a weapon," said nephew Andre Davis, "so I'm kind of shocked."
Residents are shocked about such a situation unfolding in their neighborhood. "This doesn't happen here. This is very quiet, and it is typically elderly people," said Katy Pope.
The deputy who fired his weapon has been placed on administrative leave until an investigation has been concluded.
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