Sister: Man Shot by Broward Deputies Had ‘Rusty Pocketknife’

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Relatives say a black man fatally shot by two Broward Sheriff’s deputies was armed with “a rusty pocketknife.”

Deborah Frazier told WFOR-TV (http://cbsloc.al/2cjvnT4) she dialed 911 late Friday after her daughter and 55-year-old brother got into an altercation.

She said Gregory Frazier had “a rusty pocketknife” when deputies confronted him in a Pompano Beach backyard. She said she thought the deputies could “constrain him.”

Keneisha Woodward told the Sun Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2cEAzzL) her uncle had been drinking and flipping furniture, but he was sitting in the yard and eating when deputies arrived.

Woodward said her uncle told the deputies not to approach him, and both fired minutes later.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said in an email Sunday that one deputy is white and the other is black. Both were placed on administrative leave.

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