A Broward County sheriff's deputy was killed and another wounded early Saturday by robbers who opened fire on them at a fast-food restaurant, officials said. Both deputies were wearing bulletproof vests, but officials said the officers were struck by shots in parts of their bodies not covered by the vests. The slain officer, Deputy John Greeney III, was hit in the neck and side.
"I don't believe Greeney ever fired his weapon," said spokesman Al Gordon, adding that he believed the officer died immediately.
A bullet-riddled 1990 Toyota Camry driven by the suspects was found about 10 blocks from the Church's Fried Chicken restaurant where the deputies were responding to a silent holdup alarm, said sheriff's spokesman George Crolius.
Greeney, 47, a former military police officer with the Air Force, had been in the department three and a half years, Crolius said. His body was 12 to 15 feet from the door of the restaurant.
Deputy Robert Sallustio, 25, who joined the department in July 1988, was listed in fair and stable condition at Broward General Medical Center.