Police: Fla. man facing eviction sets home on fire

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Posted: Jul 15, 2011 5:42 PM
Police: Fla. man facing eviction sets home on fire

Police say a Florida man facing eviction set fire to his condo and was shot after he got into a fight with officers.

Authorities say a Broward County deputy was serving an eviction notice Friday morning when a Pembroke Pines resident refused to answer the door. The deputy called local police for backup, but before another officer could arrive, the deputy says the man set the home on fire.

When the Pembroke Pines officer showed up, authorities say a fight broke out between the resident and the officers. Shots were fired, and the resident was hit several times.

Police are not saying who shot the resident. The man was taken to a nearby hospital, but police aren't revealing his condition. He has not been identified.