Mentally challenged man shot by off duty officer arrested

Aldo Alvarez
Aldo Alvarez

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Investigators have arrested Aldo Alvarez, the man investigators say was shot by off duty Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy Joshua McGehee, according to his defense attorney Wayne Richter.

Alvarez was shot by McGehee in the deputy's driveway in Royal Palm Beach earlier this month.

According to investigators, McGehee was defending himself and was attacked by Alvarez. They say the deputy was off duty and just returned home from the gym when, they say, Alvarez came at the deputy in an aggressive way.

Alvarez's parents say their son is mentally challenged and would never hurt anyone.

They said their son is bi-polar schizophrenic. His parents say he was shot in the arms, hand and stomach. He was hospitalized at St. Mary's Medical Center.

After the shooting, deputies indicated they planned on charging Alvarez with burglary and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

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