The armed man and the officer who fatally shot him in a Walgreens parking lot were identified by Sunrise police Wednesday.
Marlon S. Woodstock, 38, of Sunrise, was armed with a knife when he was shot Tuesday morning, Officer Cindi McCue, a spokeswoman for the Sunrise Police Department, said.
Officer Gregory Loor, a 14-year veteran of the department, fired the fatal shot, McCue said. Pursuant to the agency’s policy, Loor, 40, a former officer of the year, has been placed on administrative leave.
Police used a stun gun and a police dog to try to subdue Woodstock when they encountered him in the parking lot at 2301 N. University Drive, McCue said. When that had no effect, Loor shot and struck Woodstock.
The shooting happened about 11 a.m.
Woodstock’s roommate had called police to say Woodstock was armed with a knife and his irrational behavior had escalated to violence, McCue said.
The roommate who lived with Woodstock in the 8300 block of Northwest 25th Court also said Woodstock has mental-health issues and may not have taken his medication, McCue said.
When police encountered Woodstock in a Mobil gas station parking lot at the corner of University Drive and Sunset Strip, he ran, McCue said. Police ordered him to stop, but he continued to flee.
“[Woodstock] … fled across the street to the Walgreens parking lot where officers first deployed Tasers, they then deployed the K9, and ultimately one officer was forced to discharge his firearm,” McCue said.
Initially it was thought that Woodstock’s wound was not life-threatening. He was taken to Broward Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Loor was once before involved in a fatal on-duty shooting.
The 2004 shooting of a Sunrise man who was stabbing his wife was determined to be justified by a Broward County grand jury.
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