Man dies after officer-involved shooting in Palm Bay

PALM BAY, Fla. — Palm Bay police said a man has died after an officer-involved shooting Sunday afternoon.

Officers said the search for an “armed man” sparked an hours long search before the shooting.

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Officers were originally searching for the man in the area of Fallon Boulevard, east of Babcock.

After getting a tip from a resident, officers were able to find the man in northeast Palm Bay around 4 p.m.

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Police said when they confronted the man, he failed to respond to orders, so they shot him.

The man is considered a person of interest in a homicide in Martin County, police said.

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Officer said the man was taken to a hospital for treatment where he died.

Palm Bay Police said the shooting is under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.