WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - West Palm Beach police have identified the officer who shot and killed a suspect Saturday night.
The department said 30-year-old officer Jason Barquin fired at 39-year-old Anthony Brown after a confrontation.
According to officials, the officer was investigating a report of a stolen bicycle.
The bike's owner claims it was taken from him at gunpoint, according to police.
Officer Barquin spotted Brown riding the bike and ordered him to stop near the 500 block of 15th Street.
According to officials, Brown refused and ended up in a confrontation with the officer who tried to use a Taser but it had no effect.
Police say Brown pulled out a weapon and fired at the officer who returned fire.
Brown was hit and later died at St. Mary's Medical Center.
Barquin's personnel record shows he's been an officer a year and a half. He's had two complaints about use of force but was cleared in both.
He's also received several positive reviews including one letter praising his arrest of a bike thief.