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Police Fatally Shoot Florida Suspect Accused Of Killing Man He Didn't Want Stopping By To Visit His Wife

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Source: Port St. Lucie Police Department; MEGA

Mar. 8 2023, Published 3:37 p.m. ET

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A suspect accused of killing a man who he didn’t want coming by to visit his wife at his home was fatally shot by officers in Florida, authorities said.

Manuel Sanabria, 38, was spotted in Fort Lauderdale driving a pickup truck just before 9 a.m. on March 7, radio station WIOD reported.

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"A brief pursuit ensued,” Police Chief Patrick Lynn said. “Thereafter the subject stopped, engaged our police officers and our officers took the action that they felt was necessary to defend themselves."

According to officials, Sanabria allegedly was in a “shooting stance” and pointing a piece of a weapon at officers when they fired multiple rounds at him. A total of 34 shell casings were recovered at the scene.

Sanabria was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead.

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Police in Port St. Lucie accused Sanabria of fatally shooting a man who had come to his residence in order to see the suspect’s wife around 7:30 p.m. on March 6.

Responding to a question of whether or not the incident stemmed from a “love triangle,” Port St. Lucie Police Chief John Bolduc responded the investigation is ongoing into “exactly what that relationship was but it does look like this confrontation was motivated by the husband's disapproval of that relationship,” WIOD reported.

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