Palm Beach Deputy Shoots Armed Fugitive In Riviera Beach

Authorities say a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputy shot an armed fugitive while serving a warrant Wednesday afternoon at a home in Riviera Beach.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials said deputies were surrounding a home in the 1300 block of 27th Street when two armed men "crashed through a window into the backyard." 

The deputy heard his partner yell, "Gun, gun, gun" and then saw one of the men start to raise his gun, so the deputy "shot him one time." 

Authorities say the other man got away.

The suspect, later identified as 32-year-old Lorenzo Williams was taken to a nearby hospital. Bradshaw He's expected to survive, according to authorities.

Williams, who was wanted on several charges, including burglary and grand theft, now also faces a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm.

The deputy involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave while the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Palm Beach County state attorney's office investigates.

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