Delray Beach, Florida
September 08, 2020
Agencies: Florida Highway Patrol
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: over 1 year ago
A Florida Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a 33-year-old Broward County man, Steve Gilbert, Tuesday evening, September 8, 2020, in Delray Beach during a confrontation that followed a short chase on Interstate 95, the agency reported Wednesday.
FHP identified the man late Wednesday as Steve Gilbert of Pompano Beach. FHP did not disclose the name of the trooper who shot him. The trooper is on nondisciplinary administrative leave while the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigates the incident.
Authorities say Gilbert fired upon troopers after crashing his vehicle near Southwest 11th Street, just east of I-95 off Atlantic Avenue. He died when the trooper returned fire, the agency said.