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Amado Lago, 46
West Palm Beach, Florida
October 07, 2015

Agencies: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Florida

Last updated: 2 months ago

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A Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed Amado Lago, 46 who was carrying a machete, and had fatally stabbed another man, authorities said. The events unfolded shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 when deputies were answering a call about an assault along the 600 block of Mercury Street, according to Sheriff Ric Bradshaw. A neighbor told Sun Sentinel news partner WPEC-Ch. 12 that the fight stemmed from an argument between neighbors about dog feces. According to Bradshaw, two deputies arriving at the scene first saw Londono on the ground in a driveway in a pool of blood. About 25 feet away, he said a second man, later identified as Lago, was pacing up and down in the driveway with a machete in his hand. While one of the deputies was retrieving a stun gun in order to subdue Lago, the other repeatedly told him to put the knife down. According to police the deputy fired at the man after he charged police. Lago died on the scene.