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Boca Raton Man Shot In Head By Cop Identified, Held Woman At Knifepoint

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The man who allegedly held a woman at knifepoint in West Boca Raton early Saturday morning is now identified as Tzvi Allswang. He was shot in the head by a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Deputy who was part of a team rescuing the woman.

Allswang continues to be hospitalized. He is in stable condition and expected to survive. Police say he will face felony charges once he is released from the hospital and moved into the Palm Beach County Jail.

This is the original report released by PBSO on Saturday: “Shortly before 6:30 am, deputies responded to a welfare check in the 22000 block of Larkspur Trail in unincorporated Boca Raton. Upon arrival, deputies heard a female victim screaming for help. Deputies made forced entry into the residence and located a female victim who was being held against her will at knife point by an adult male suspect. The suspect refused commands to drop the knife, fearing for the safety of the victim, a PBSO deputy discharged his department assigned firearm striking the suspect once in the head. 

The female victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment where she is currently listed in stable condition. The suspect was transported to separate hospital where he is currently listed in critical condition. 

The PBSO deputy involved in the shooting is currently on paid administrative leave which is standard department protocol.

FDLE (the lead investigators), PBSO Violent Crimes detectives and the State Attorney’s Office investigators are investigating this Deputy Involved Shooting further.  Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division are investigating the incident involving the female victim. The suspect is facing the charges of Armed False Imprisonment and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (knife). Other charges are pending.”

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