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1 dead in Boynton Beach police-involved shooting

2 officers placed on administrative leave with pay
Via Lugano where police-involved shooting occurred in May 2021
Posted at 7:32 AM, May 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-12 16:37:44-04

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A man is dead after a police-involved shooting in Boynton Beach, according to the Boynton Beach Police Department.

Police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said officers were responding to a domestic disturbance in an apartment in the Via Lugano community just after 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Slater said the man was armed with a hammer and knife when he was killed. No officers were injured.

"Last night's incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers police officers face responding to calls of domestic violence," Boynton Beach Police Chief Michael Gregory said in a statement Wednesday. "We are grateful that neither the women nor our officers were gravely injured during this extremely volatile situation."

The man was later identified as Christian Castro, 27, of Clifton, New Jersey.

Two officers have been placed on administrative leave with pay.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating and the Boynton Beach Police Department Office of Internal Affairs will conduct an administrative review of the shooting.