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Demitri Polen, 24
Palm Beach, Florida
October 28, 2013

Agencies: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Florida

Last updated: 5 months ago

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Police on Monday said an officer shot and killed a man who pointed an AK-47 at him in downtown West Palm Beach on Saturday night.

Officer Christopher Nebbeling was patrolling the annual Moonfest event and responded to a call of shots fired near Tamarind Avenue and 6th Street.

A neighbor gave authorities a description of a car involved and Nebbeling followed the vehicle.

Police pulled over the car, but three people fled the scene and ran into a neighborhood near Parker Avenue and Howard Park.

Officers said one of the passengers in the car, Dimetri Polen, 24, had an AK-47 and pointed it at Nebbeling, prompting him to shoot and kill Polen.