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K-9 officer killed in shooting near The Mall at Wellington Green; suspect in custody

The Mall at Wellington Green currently on lockdown
Posted at 5:38 PM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 19:38:54-05

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a deputy-involved shooting in the area of The Mall at Wellington Green.

The shooting happened at 5:45 p.m.

According to authorities, the suspect shot at deputies and struck a K-9 officer. The K-9 was taken to a veterinarian emergency center and later died.

The suspect was shot by deputies and is currently at a local hospital.

"This continues to be a very active incident," said Captain Albert Borroto with the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

The mall is on lockdown at this time.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this developing story as more information becomes available.