BSO Investigates Fatal, Sunrise Police-Involved Shooting

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

Deputies with the Broward County Fheriff's Office are investigating after Sunrise Police Department officers shot and killed a man last week while responding to a domestic dispute.

Broward Sheriff's officials said Sunrise police officers responded to a call about a domestic disturbance about 10 p.m. Friday at a home in the 9600 block of Northwest 24th Court. 

When the officers arrived, they found Karl Nilsen was having a "psychotic episode," police said. 

Authorities say that 33-year-old Nilsen was armed with a gun and would not drop his weapon.

Witnesses told BSO deputies that the officers shot Nilsen after he refused to comply with the officers' verbal commands.

Nilsen was pronounced dead at the scene.

It's routine practice for the Broward Sheriff's Office to investigate shootings involving Sunrise Police Department officers. 

The officers involved in the incident have not been identified.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Bryan Tutler at 954-0321-4200 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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