Lake Worth, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department reports that 23 year old Jesus Barreto of Lake Worth has died after being shot by a deputy Tuesday evening.
According to police, PBSO was responding to a disturbance in the 800 block of South Federal Highway in Lake Worth when Barreto exited the house with a large knife and began to charge at the deputies.
Deputies told him to drop the knife but he refused. A deputy used his Taser but it had no effect. In fear of his and his partner’s life, a second deputy fired at Barreto, striking him in the torso.
He was flown to Delray Medical center where he died Wednedsday.