PBSO deputy shoots woman, kills him­self

Woman rushed to hos­pi­tal in crit­i­cal con­di­tion af­ter Boyn­ton Beach shoot­ing.

The Palm Beach Post - - FRONT PAGE - By Alexandra Seltzer, Olivia Hitch­cock and Jorge Mil­ian Palm Beach Post Staff Writ­ers

BOYN­TON BEACH — A Palm Beach County sher­iff ’s deputy shot a woman be­fore killing him­self Thurs­day morn­ing at Boyn­ton Beach’s In­let Har­bor Club, au­thor­i­ties con­firmed.

City po­lice of­fi­cers re­sponded to the gated com­mu­nity off Fed­eral High­way north of Gate­way Boule­vard shortly af­ter 8 a.m.

They found the deputy, who has not been iden­ti­fied, dead and a woman in crit­i­cal con­di­tion. That woman, who also has not been iden­ti­fied, was rushed to Del­ray Med­i­cal Cen­ter’s Trauma Cen­ter, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Palm Beach County sher­iff ’s au­thor­i­ties as well as Boyn­ton Beach po­lice were at the scene of the shoot­ing.

Po­lice did not say when they would iden­tify the deputy or the in­jured woman.

Po­lice first in­di­cated that iden­ti­fi­ca­tions would be with­held un­til next of kin were no­ti­fied. Later, a spokes­woman said the shoot­ings re­mained an ac­tive crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion and those in­volved would not be named un­til de­tec­tives com­pleted “all nec­es­sary in­ter­views and in­ves­tiga­tive fol­low- ups.”

More than 12 hours af­ter the in­ci­dent, po­lice re­leased an­other state­ment sig­nal­ing that iden­ti­fi­ca­tions won’t be re­leased un­til to­day at the ear­li­est.

“Dur­ing the course of our in­ves­ti­ga­tion into to­day’s shoot­ing, in­for­ma­tion pre­sented it­self that re­quires fur­ther ex­am­i­na­tion by de­tec­tives,” the state­ment said. “We an­tic­i­pate re­leas­ing the names of the par­ties in­volved upon con­clu­sion of that in­quiry.”


Palm Beach County Sher­iff’s Of­fice Capt. Jef­frey Calise (right) walks away from the scene Thurs­day af­ter a shoot­ing at In­let Har­bor Club, a condo com­plex in Boyn­ton Beach. Au­thor­i­ties did not say when they would iden­tify a deputy who killed him­self or a woman who was shot.


Crime scene tape is seen near Pot­ter Road in Boyn­ton Beach af­ter the shoot­ing. Po­lice said re­leas­ing names of those in­volved would be de­layed be­cause “in­for­ma­tion pre­sented it­self that re­quires fur­ther ex­am­i­na­tion by de­tec­tives.”

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