Naked man with Bible shot after knocking on Florida residents’ doors

Police said shooting suspect who phoned 911 ‘wanted to surrender himself’

Gino Spocchia
Saturday 27 February 2021 17:34 GMT
Sunshine Garden Apartments in Pembroke Pines, Florida, where a shooting took place on Wednesday
Sunshine Garden Apartments in Pembroke Pines, Florida, where a shooting took place on Wednesday (Google Maps)
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A naked man was reportedly shot after he knocked on the doors of a number of Florida residents while carrying a Bible.

Authorities said the man with the Bible was wounded on Wednesday at the Sunshine Garden Apartments in Pembroke Pines, southern Broward County, Florida.

He was allegedly seen knocking on residents’ doors in the area before the shooting, the Sun Sentinal reported, and was said to have asked residents: “You want some of this?”

Pembroke Pines police major Al Xiques told the Sentinel that the man was shot by someone who then wanted to turn themselves in, and phoned 911.

“He wanted to surrender himself to police,” Mr Xiques said. “He was detained by police and is being questioned.”

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Mr Xiques said police were already on their way to the scene in Pembroke Pines, to investigate reports of a man walking along Pembroke Road while naked, before the shooting took place.

When Pembroke Pines Police Department officers arrived at the scene, they found the naked man on the floor, bleeding and wounded.

Neither the shooting victim or suspect have been named by the police department, and an investigation into the incident is currently underway.

The victim was said to be in a “life-threatening condition” when he was transported to hospital by helicopter on Wednesday.

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