PBSO: Murder Suspect Dead By Suicide After Deputy-Involved Shooting


Murder Suspect Dead in Lake Park

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A murder suspect is dead in Palm Beach County.

The sheriff's office on Monday released the name of 23-year old Marcus Pettis, as the man they were surveilling on Friday in Lake Park.

Pettis was riding in an Uber when deputies pulled over the vehicle.

"(He) saw us, pulled over, jumped out of the car and started shooting at us."

Chief Deputy Frank DeMario says deputies fired back, but didn't strike Pettis.

"We followed him up to a building and on the second floor...we noticed some blood droppings on the first floor. We thought he was wounded. When we got up there, he had committed suicide."

Two deputies are on paid leave, which is standard protocol. FDLE is leading the investigation.


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