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Lauderhill Police Respond To Call, Shoot Security Guard

Lauderhill police shot Earl D. Brown, a night watchman at International Global Metals recycling center, early this morning around 2:00 a.m. Police were called to the recycling center to investigate reports of an intruder on the premises. Brown, who has worked at the recycling center for more than twenty-five years, was on routine patrol when he was shot. Police have reported that Brown was armed and was not wearing any type of clothing that indicated he was a security officer or employed by the plant. According to police, Brown was immediately labeled a threat because he was armed.

A neighbor witnessed a suspicious vehicle pull into the backside of the recycling center and immediately called Brown, who went to look into this situation. Within seconds, police officers received on scene “with guns drawn.” Police did find a .44 caliber revolver at the recycling plant that did not belong to Brown. Brown’s weapon was never fired during his altercation with police. According to the neighbor, Brown told police he was the security guard, “but by the time he put his hands up they started shooting.”

Brown was rushed to Broward Health Medical Center and underwent surgery. He is expected to recover from his injuries. The three officers who discharged their weapons have been placed on administrative leave, as is standard in these types of situations.

Security guard in his 70s recovering after being shot by Lauderhill police, September 28, 2012.

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