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