Janeen McKenzie: Pompano Beach firefighter arrested in Palm Beach County

A Pompano Beach Firefighter is in custody and has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm.

Deputies from Palm Beach County were called to a house in the unincorporated area of West Palm Beach last week following reports of shots fired.

An off duty sheriff’s deputy spotted Janeen McKenzie holding a semi-automatic pistol while shooting towards a man who was on his knees with his hands up.

The deputy ordered McKenzie to drop the firearm several times before she complied.

The victim told deputies that he had met McKenzie at a lounge nearby and she asked him to drive her home in her car.

McKenzie, according to the victim, invited him in and gave him alcohol.

The victim told investigators that McKenzie had made sexual advances that he thought were getting weird and he started to leave.

McKenzie, according to the victim, fired a shot at his head that was so close that he felt burned by the blast.

Additional shots were fired at the victim after he got outside of the house, according to a police report.

The victim was struck by bullet fragments but did not suffer life threatening injuries.

McKenzie told deputies that the victim had attacked her but there was no physical evidence to support that claim, according to PBSO.

Investigators say they found cause to charge McKenzie with aggravated battery.

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