A deputy shot and killed a man Monday morning in Weston after he charged at them with a weapon, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office had announced Sunday that they were looking for 55-year-old Mario Bonilla, who may have been in danger and hadn’t been seen since 4 a.m. the day before.
At around 9:11 a.m. Monday, deputies responded to a report of a “possible suspicious person” at an apartment complex at the 1400 block of Capri Lane in Weston, the sheriff’s office said in a statement. The community is around 2 miles from his residence.
When they arrived, the sheriff’s office said Bonilla got out of a car “armed with a weapon.”
Deputies told him to drop it but he charged at them holding the item, “causing one deputy to fire his weapon,” the sheriff’s office said.
The sheriff’s office did not specify what kind of weapon he had.
Bonilla died at the apartment complex.
No deputies were injured in the incident, and the deputy who shot Bonilla has been placed on administrative assignment “pending further investigation,” the sheriff’s office said.
The shooting is being investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.