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Man shot by Hollywood officers in October bonds out of jail

HOLLYWOOD — A man shot 10 times by Hollywood police officers after allegedly waving a gun was released from jail on bond Thursday.

Guards watched over Roman Ivnitski for more than a month while he was hospitalized. He was moved from a hospital bed to a jail cell for a court hearing Wednesday morning on charges that include aggravated assault on a law-enforcement officer.

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Ivnitski’s father, Dmitri, paid the $12,500 bond for his son’s pre-trial release. Roman Ivnitski left the Broward County Jail Thursday to stay with his father in Hallandale Beach until his case goes to trial.

The shooting happened the night of Oct. 12.

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Roman Ivnitski, 41, was waving a gun in a Hollywood neighborhood near Ocean’s 13 Sports Bar and Grill on Oct. 12 when he was shot by city police officers, the department said.
Roman Ivnitski, 41, was waving a gun in a Hollywood neighborhood near Ocean’s 13 Sports Bar and Grill on Oct. 12 when he was shot by city police officers, the department said. (Broward Sheriff's Office)
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Hollywood police cited that investigation as the reason for withholding the names of the officers involved in the shooting. The department released the information only when pressed by a Sun Sentinel attorney.

The officers were identified as Nicholas Truntz, Ricardo Sainpaulin, Dave Rogers, Mark Robbins and John Estrada.

Dmitri Ivnitski, 75, said he had been searching for his son for two days and only learned of the shooting and hospitalization when told by a South Florida Sun Sentinel reporter.

For right now, Ivnitski’s father is focused on the things for which he is thankful.

“[Roman is] feeling better and I hope he’ll be OK.”

Wayne K. Roustan can be reached at @WayneRoustan

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