A person who was reported missing and in danger Shot by police officers during a confrontation This Monday, at an apartment complex in Weston, South Florida.
The deceased was identified as Mario Bonilla55, a resident of Weston.
He Shooting It happened in the early morning hours in the 1400 block of Capri Lane, west of Interstate 75, at the 10X Apartments near Weston Town Center, according to press reports.
This Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) Officers reportedly responded to the area shortly after 9 a.m. after receiving reports of a possible suspect.
“When they found the person, he got out of the vehicle. He was armed. They gave him verbal orders to drop the weapon. It didn’t. Instead, he charged at the officers, causing one officer to fire his weapon.said BSO spokesperson Ved Coleman-Wright.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and was later identified by authorities.
Wanda Corderowho identified herself as Bonilla’s mother-in-law, told local channels that she He was missing since Saturday and had written a suicide note.
“They just said he had a shootout with the police,” he said. “I don’t understand, he was not a violent person. We never knew he had a gun and we didn’t know what was going on. This is a complete shock to us, to the family, to my daughter’s family. “I don’t know anything yet.”
Cordero noted that a witness said Bonilla was sitting in a car at the complex.
“I don’t know why this happened. I don’t know why. “He was the kindest person,” he said.
The BSO issued a press release this Sunday indicating that Bonilla was missing and at risk.
According to the BSO Missing Persons Unit, the man was last seen around 4 a.m. Saturday in the area of the 16600 block of Hemingway Drive.
In addition to providing a description of his physical characteristics and clothing, investigators reported that he was last seen driving a red 2003 Nissan Altima with Florida tag 687MKQ.
Police said they have reason to believe Bonilla may be in danger.
The shooting area was cordoned off on Monday morning by the BSO while investigating the incident.