Retired Deputy Allegedly Shoots Homeless Man

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a retired Broward Sheriff’s deputy allegedly shot a man he said was threatening his children.

Former deputy Maury Hernandez was at a Miami Lakes ice cream store with his fiancée, mother and three children Saturday when police said the man began swinging at Hernandez and then the children.

Miami-Dade Police said Monday that 33-year-old Alain Romero was hospitalized in stable condition with multiple gunshot wounds.

According to Miami-Dade Police, Hernandez had the legal right to use a gun if he felt his life was in danger.

The Sun Sentinel reports 32-year-old Hernandez was forced to retire in 2007 after being shot in the head during a traffic stop. He spent more than two weeks in a coma and had to retire with a disability pension.

Source: South Florida Sun Sentinel, Associated Press