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.
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.
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.
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.
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