Teen killed after hitting cops with bat


By Rafael A. Olmeda and Alexia Campbell
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel

WEST PARK, Fla. — Broward sheriff's deputies trying to arrest a 17-year-old shot and killed him when he hit two of them in the head with a baseball bat this morning and tried to get an officer's gun, authorities said.

Five deputies had gone to a house in the 4300 block of Southwest 33rd Street shortly before 2 a.m. to serve warrants on Jonathan Fontanez for armed robbery and aggravated battery, said Sheriff's Office spokesman Jim Leljedal.

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