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Aug. 23, 2018 - Use of Force Incident in Cooper City, Florida

On Aug. 23, 2018, at approximately 5:15 a.m., an off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer (CBPO) interrupted a vehicle burglary in progress in the driveway of the officer’s residence. 

The two subjects then fled and the officer, who was in uniform and armed with a CBP-issued handgun, ran after them.  As the subjects fled, one subject stopped and turned toward the officer with a firearm.  The officer fired one round from a CBP-issued handgun at the subject.  The subject then turned, started running away again and fired several rounds from his firearm toward the officer as he fled.

Both subjects were later apprehended by local police, and the shooter admitted to having discharged his firearm several times during the confrontation.  No injuries were observed or reported.

Result of the NUFRB

On Dec. 17, 2019, the CBP National Use of Force Review Board (NUFRB) convened to review this use of force incident.  The NUFRB determined that the discharge of a CBP-issued handgun was in compliance with CBP use of force policy in effect at the time of the incident.

NUFRB Recommendations

The NUFRB made no formal recommendations following their consideration of this incident.

Incident Date
Last Modified: Oct 05, 2022