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A man who was recently reported missing in Broward County was shot and killed by a deputy in Weston on Monday morning.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office was informed about a possible “suspicious person” who was inside of a parked car in the area of the 1400 block of Capri Lane shortly after 9 a.m., spokesperson Veda Coleman-Wright said in an email late Monday afternoon.
Deputies responded to the area and made contact with Mario Bonilla, 55, who had last been seen about 4 a.m. Saturday near Blatt Boulevard and Hemingway Drive in Weston. The Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Saturday that detectives believed he was endangered.
Bonilla got out of the car while armed with a weapon, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies told him to drop it, but he did not and “charged at deputies causing one deputy to fire his weapon.”
He was pronounced dead at the scene. The deputy who shot at Bonilla has been placed on administrative assignment as the investigation continues, the Sheriff’s Office said.
No one else was injured. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.