Man Threatens To Stab Mother In Delray Beach, Cops Shoot Both

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Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Say Both Will Survive, Explain What Happened…

The knife allegedly used by the man threatening to stab his mother and kill himself. (PBSO).

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UPDATE 12:30 p.m. — The suspect is now identified as Nitin Mathew of 5310 Madison Road in Delray Beach.

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A man threatening to stab his mother and then kill himself was shot by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday night as deputies attempted to diffuse the situation. The mother — being held by the man — was also shot. Both are expected to recover.

Nitin Mathew, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office issued this statement:

“Deputies responded to an armed attempted suicide in the 5300 block of Madison Road, unincorporated Delray Beach.  Upon arrival deputies located a male threatening to stab his mother and commit suicide.  Deputies began a dialogue with the individual and at some point during their dialogue the individual/suspect grabs his mother and threatens to kill her. PBSO deputy discharged his firearm striking the individual in the shoulder and the mother in the elbow.  

Both the suspect and mother were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Once the suspect is released from the hospital he will be charged with the following: 

·      Aggravated assault with deadly weapon (domestic) 

·      Attempted murder 

·      False imprisonment while armed

The PBSO deputy involved in the shooting is 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.”


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