Officer shoots, kills man attacking person in Fort Pierce; police

Officer shoots, kills person attacking man in Fort Pierce; police. (MGN)

A Fort Pierce police officer is on administrative leave after shooting and killing a man who attacked another man.

According to Fort Pierce police, the incident happened near 100 Alma Court shortly before midnight on Thursday.

Officers saw a man attacking another man with a weapon, and an officer shot the suspect according to police. Officers say the attacker died on scene.

The victim is recovering at a local hospital and is listed in critical condition.

Police say the officer did not receive any injuries during the incident.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting. The case is active and ongoing, police said.

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