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Details Released in Shooting by Lauderdale Cop

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department has provided new information on the shooting by its officer yesterday afternoon near the bus station downtown. The man shot has been identified as 20-year-old Jonas Joseph. From the release:

Sergeant Dean Schoen, a 12-year-veteren, received information from a citizen that the suspect, Jonas Joseph was armed with a knife. Sergeant Schoen located and approached the suspect at which time Joseph brandished a knife. According to multiple witness accounts, Sergeant Schoen repeatedly demanded Joseph to drop the knife. Joseph did not comply and instead advanced towards the sergeant. Sergeant Schoen, in fear for his life, fired rounds at the suspect and struck him. Joseph ran away and collapsed in front of the bus terminal. He was rushed to Broward General Medical Center and does not appear to have life-threatening injuries. He will be charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Law Enforcement Officer.

During the incident, a bystander, Luis Redina, 1/1/56, was inadvertently struck. He has been treated and released.

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Thomas Francis

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