Deputy who shot just starting career - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Deputy who shot just starting career

By Chuck Weber email

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX)-The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office released information from the personnel file of Deputy Justin Clayton. He's the deputy involved in a fatal shooting in Miami Beach Monday night, while off-duty.

Deputy Justin Clayton's law career has been brief. Clayton, 26, started with the City of Lake Worth as a community service officer in 2006. He became a law enforcement officer the following year. Clayton had been a full-fledged officer for less than a year, when Lake Worth merged with the Sheriff's Office this past fall. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera says Clayton had passed his probationary period with the agency.

Deputy Clayton was off-duty and out-of-uniform Monday night in South Beach. Police say a man, now identified as 25-year old Nicholas Burdett of Massachusetts, approached with a knife trying to rob Clayton. The deputy fired at Burdett, who later died at a hospital.

As is standard procedure, the Sheriff's Office is conducting an internal affairs investigation of the incident in Miami Beach. Deputy Clayton is on paid administrative leave, also customary.

Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.