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Boca Raton Police Saying Very Little About Events Leading To Police-Involved Shooting Near Barnes and Noble In University Commons.

“Suspect” In Critical Condition As Of Last Report From Boca Police, Nearly Twelve Hours Ago.

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A Boca Raton Police Office shot a suspect, allegedly holding a knife, Thursday night. Few details have been shared more than twelve hours later.

UPDATE: Latest, here.

BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The police-involved shooting of a suspect near Barnes and Noble in Boca Raton last night is under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. But the Boca Raton Police Department, as of 10:51 Friday morning, is not releasing details about what led to the shooting.

While FDLE investigates the officer’s actions — which is routine — there are still few specifics about the threat perceived by the officer. There is nothing prohibiting the police department from discussing the events prior to the officer firing a weapon. Boca Raton Police officials have only said that there was a “suspicious person with a knife near Barnes and Noble.” We don’t know what the suspicious person was doing with the knife, whether anyone was threatened, whether a taser could have been used instead of a gun, or other factors that led to the event.

Details about the suspect, other than that the person was taken to Delray Medical Center in critical condition, also remain unclear. Police did not respond to a request for information. The department’s preferred methods of official communication — Twitter and Facebook — have not been updated since just past midnight.

If you witnessed the shooting, if you saw the person with a knife, if you have video or audio of the incident, we would like to speak with you. Please email news(at) or telephone our newsroom at 561-419-9520.

There is no indication or implication that suggests misconduct by Boca Raton Police, but there are notably few details twelve hours after the event.

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