Authorities shoot and kill suspect outside Florida mosque
An armed suspect was shot killed by authorities outside a mosque near Fort Lauderdale Friday.
The shooting happened in the parking lot outside the Masjid Al-Iman mosque at 2542 Franklin Drive.
Officials with U.S. Marshals said the South Florida Regional Task Force was in the area conducting surveillance on the attempted murder suspect after receiving information on him from Osceola County in central Florida.
The team tracked the suspect to the parking lot and when they moved in to detain him, he came out of his vehicle armed with a firearm, officials said.
One of the task force members shot and killed the suspect, whose identity hasn't been released. No other injuries were reported.
Footage showed Broward Sheriff's Office officials at the scene and what appeared to be a body in between vehicles in a nearby parking lot.
The team comprises officers from BSO, Miramar, Plantation and Fort Lauderdale police departments. Officials didn't say which agency the officer who opened fire was from.
No other information was immediately known.