Bomb threat empties precinct after armed black Fla teen was killed by white deputy

Angry residents confronted law enforcement after a black teen was shot and killed by a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy late Saturday morning in Belle Glade, Florida, and the confrontation eventually escalated to a reported bomb threat.

The shooting occurred following a traffic stop in which Henry Bennett, 19, reportedly exited the vehicle with a weapon.

“As soon as [the deputy] put on the blue lights, the car eased into a driveway area, the door came open and an individual came out of the vehicle with what appeared to be a firearm,” said Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, according to local NBC affiliate WPTV.

The shooting occurred at about 11:45 am. Later Saturday afternoon, WPTV investigative reporter Jared Werksma tweeted:

WPTV’s Gabriella Sarann tweeted:

WPTV reported:

The sheriff pointed out that Bennett has a rap sheet. That he has a history of aggravated assaults, been a suspect in a child abuse case and that he’s had restraining orders filed against him.

The sheriff says investigators will be reviewing dash cam video from the incident.

 

Bearing Arms editor Bob Owens tweeted:

Watch the video, via WPTV.

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