Sher­iff IDs 3 deputies who fa­tally shot psych pa­tient

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - LOCAL - By Tonya Alanez [email protected]­, 954-356-4542 or Twit­ter @ta­lanez

The three Broward sher­iff’s deputies who took aim, fired at and killed a pa­tient at a Ta­ma­rac psy­chi­atric hos­pi­tal were named on Thurs­day, five days af­ter the fa­tal shoot­ing.

Au­thor­i­ties were called to Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal and Med­i­cal Cen­ter’s be­hav­ioral health unit about 10:30 p.m. Satur­day to help sub­due a violent, threat­en­ing pa­tient who was armed with a sharp piece of glass, ac­cord­ing to the sher­iff ’s of­fice.

Ef­forts to calm Jarvis Ran­dall were un­suc­cess­ful. One deputy shot the 30-year-old with a bean bag but that failed to sub­due him. Ran­dall in­stead charged at the deputies, a spokes­woman for the agency said.

That’s when three deputies pulled their trig­gers and took down Ran­dall. He died a lit­tle be­fore mid­night Satur­day.

The shoot­ers were Sgt. Chris­tian Silva, 36, Deputy Robert O’Dor, 47, and Deputy Mitchell Machado, 23, said Veda Cole­manWright, the spokes­woman.

The three deputies are on re­stricted duty while the Florida Depart­ment of Law En­force­ment in­ves­ti­gates the fa­tal shoot­ing.

Silva has been with the depart­ment for 14 years. O’Dor and Machado were hired in 2016, records show.


Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.