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Two arrested in shooting death of deputy

Two men wanted in the slaying of a Florida sheriff's deputy and the wounding of another during a robbery of a Fort Lauderdale fast-food restaurant were arrested at a toll plaza Sunday afternoon, Maryland State Police said. Lancelot Urisley Armstrong, 26, of Lauderhill and Wayne Allen Coleman, 20, of Miami surrendered peacefully after state police cars converged on them about 1:30 p.m. as they approached the toll booth on Interstate 95 north of Baltimore, police said.

Armstrong and Coleman were charged as fugitives from the state of Florida and were being held pending bail review before a District Court commissioner, authorities said.

Two detectives from the Broward County Sheriff's Office were scheduled to arrive in Maryland Sunday night.

Armstrong and Coleman were being sought in killing of Broward County Deputy John Greeney III, who was shot as he and his partner responded to a silent holdup alarm at a Church's Fried Chicken Restaurant at 3:23 a.m. Saturday.

When the deputies pulled into the restaurant's parking lot, "two armed men came out and opened fire on them," sheriff's spokesman George Crolius said. "One of them had a semiautomatic weapon, we believe."

Greeney, 47, a three and a half year department veteran, was found dead 12 to 15 feet from the door of the restaurant, sheriff's spokesman Al Gordon said.

Deputy Robert Sallustio, 25, was listed in fair and stable condition at Broward General Medical Center, and his prognosis was good, Gordon said. Both men were wearing bulletproof vests. No customers were in the restaurant, but one employee was inside.

A bullet-riddled 1990 Toyota Camry driven by the suspects was found about 10 blocks from the restaurant, authorities said. Sallustio, who joined the department in July 1988, thought he had hit the car during the shootout, Crolius said.

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