MS-13 Gang Member Killed After Shooting Deputy In The Face ID'd

A Florida gang member killed after wounding a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputy has been identified.

It was the undercover deputy's 29th birthday Thursday night, but instead of celebrating, he was attempting to arrest MS-13 gang member Michael Nieto in a drug sting.

It happened at the Turnberry apartment complex in Palm Beach Gardens. The deputy wound up with a bullet lodged in his cheek and has undergone surgery. He's expected to recover.

The Sheriff's Office provided the picture of the gun used by Nieto, still in his hand after he was shot.by deputies.

MS-13 is known for its large number of illegal immigrant members, but officials say 32-year old Nieto was born in Houston.

The suspect was a convicted felon with a history of arrests for drugs, grand theft and burglary.

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Photo of gun: PBSO

Cover Photo: CBS 12

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