WEST PALM BEACH,FL-- The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a man who was shot and killed by an off-duty deputy at a store in West Palm Beach Friday.
Officials say Deputy Donald Smith, 49, advised Jamil Murray to show his hands. Murray, raised up his shirt and pulled out a knife. Smith shot Murray twice. He later died at St Mary’s Hospital.
Smith has been employed with PBSO since September 1989. He is currently assigned to the Traffic Division.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL--Authorities are investigating a shooting involving an off-duty Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputy in the 1000 block of 36th street.
According to a spokesperson with the sheriff's office, the off-duty deputy was unloading groceries into his car after a trip to Kings Food and Meat Bazaar around 3 p.m. when he was approached by a passerby who told him about a man who was armed.
Deputies then say the off-duty deputy got into his vehicle, approached the man and asked to see his hands. The man then lifted up his shirt to reveal a knife.
In fear for his life, the off-duty deputy shot the man two times in the abdomen area, according to investigators.
The shooting victim was transported to St. Mary's Medical Center where he later died.
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