What is believed to have been an incident of domestic violence turned deadly in Coral Springs Sunday evening.
When Coral Springs police arrived at a home in the 5300 block of 126th Avenue just before 8:30 p.m. they found a man dead in the street from a gunshot wound.
The police encountered the man's girlfriend, who appeared to be injured. She was taken to North Broward Medical Center where she was questioned by police. Her injuries were described as non-life threatening. The couple’s two year old child, who was in the residence at the time of the shooting, was not harmed.
Under Florida's Stand Your Ground law, the woman may have been permitted to use lethal force if she reasonably believed that her life was in danger.
More recent reports suggest that the man may have been trying to attack her with a machete. If that's the case, then there is no question that this shooting was justifiable.
Florida defines domestic violence as an act of violence that occurs between two people who are in a relationship and living together, or have lived together in the past, or have a child or children in common.