A man died in a shooting outside the Premier Billiards & Sports Club in Coral Springs, Florida, after he showed up outside the bar while armed with a machete on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, according to reports.
Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Man armed with machete shot, killed outside Florida bar

>> Read more trending news

The man, who was not identified, had been kicked out of the Premier Billiards & Sports Club in Coral Springs around 2 a.m., police told the Miami Herald. Authorities said he returned to the bar minutes later, armed with a machete.

“He brandished a machete and went after a group of people,” police spokesman Chris Swinson told the Herald.

Witnesses told WSVN the man got the machete from his car and that he had started to chase a person when another bar patron shot him.

“All of a sudden, I hear four gunshots,” witness Thiago DeBortolli told WSVN.

The injured man was taken to a local hospital, where he died, according to WPLG.

Authorities told WSVN that officers believe the shooting was in self-defense and no arrests were immediately made. Police told WPLG the shooter was cooperating with investigators.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism.
AJC.com. Atlanta. News. Now.

Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism.
AJC.com. Atlanta. News. Now.

With the largest team in the state, the AJC reports what’s really going on with your tax dollars and your elected officials. Subscribe today. Visit the AJC's Georgia Navigator for the latest in Georgia politics.

Your subscription to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism. Visit the AJC's Georgia Navigator for the latest in Georgia politics.

X