Saturday, August 25, 2012

Suspect shot, apprehended as police chase ends in Miami Gardens, Florida

Photo: Squad car with ballistic / bullet damage to the hood and windshield

A high-speed car chase early Friday afternoon ended with one man shot and three others in police custody.

According to preliminary police reports, the chase started around midday in Kendall and involved several police departments, leaving a trail of damage through Northwest Miami-Dade.

The pursuit ended when the driver made a sharp U-turn by the Palmetto Expressway and crashed into a fence. The driver ran from the car and jumped over the fence, leaving the three other suspects behind. Police eventually caught the driver and arrested the three suspects at the site of the crash.

Reports from witnesses and live video from the chase confirm that shots were fired at the site of the crash. There was blood on one of the suspects’ shirt before he was taken away on a stretcher to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. His condition is still unknown.

Relatives of one of the suspects were at the scene of the crash. His sister, who did not reveal her name, called out, “Chris are you ok!?!” as he was being put into an ambulance, bound by plastic handcuffs.

The chase left a trail of smashed police cruisers through Opa-locka and Miami Gardens. An empty Opa-locka police cruiser was being watched by officers at NW 151st Street and NW 32nd Avenue. Its right side and front bumper were smashed. The cruiser also appeared to have a bullet-hole puncture across its hood. Shattered glass marked where the bullet hit the front window shield.

At NW 152nd Terrace and NW 27th Place, a Miami-Dade police cruiser laid off to the side of the road with its front smashed. The officer driving the cruiser was being tended to by other police. Witnesses said that the officer driving the cruiser was bleeding from her nose after the crash.

“We were sitting in the house and we heard sirens, and by the time I got out we saw grass and dust in the air,” said Walter Sutton Jr., a veteran of the Miami Beach Police Department who was visiting a friend near NW 152nd Terrace and NW 27th Place. “The first thing I did was run over to the officer to make sure she was ok.”

Police are still investigating and have yet to release information, but a spokesperson for Miami-Dade said that no officers were seriously injured. The police investigation caused traffic to back up on the Palmetto Expressway for several hours.

Miami Herald writers Alexandra Leon and Andrea Asuaje contributed to this story.

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I Voted For Obama said...

Opa-locka and Oprah Winfrey both voted for Obama, along with Chris's sister, who is a master of the obvious.

Anonymous said...

Another happy ending.

Anonymous said...

Can anybody explain just why the CUBS SUCK so much ?

Anonymous said...

ALL Chicago sports teams SUCK SO MUCH because the only thing the owners are interested in is making lots and lots of $$$$$. And they have had plenty of suckers to walk up and buy those tickets, buy those worthless over priced souvenirs, eat and drink over priced and poor quality garbage, and watch the games on tv so the owners can get even more $$$. All teams want to make money but most of them invest in good solid players to bring a title to their fans. The Cubs are probably the worst of all Chicago teams. Worked detail for games and they always sold out no matter how these assholes played. Noticing plenty of empty seats these days even on night games. Maybe the fans are starting to wise up. As for me I have my great big screen HD tv to watch. I usually watch the Bears and Sox and pay nothing. The commercials allow me to eat what I want and take as many piss breaks as I choose without waiting in line.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

When it comes to Chicago sports Im a Liberal -I NEVER ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM!

Anonymous said...


We had them years ago and they were ONLY for Supervisors and Traffic Cars!

Walmart shoppers will get them before CPD officers!

Anonymous said...

The unsung heroes of this article are the pilot of the news copter and the cameraman who never took his lens off the vehicle! 90 mph is 90mph whether you're on a bike, in a car or in a helicopter.

Sit in the back yard and watch your kids play only use the empty cardboard of a paper-towel roll. Not nearly as easy as it sounds. Now think of doing it in a moving copter, 8 or 10 stories in the air, oh...yeah at 90mph. These guys were as instrumental in catching these guys as were the cops on the street.

The cops should give these guys an award for their service.

Chitmobile pool car cop said...

Real cars for Christmas!

Chargers or Ford police new Intercepters.


Anonymous said...

"The unsung heroes of this article are the pilot of the news copter and the cameraman who never took his lens off the vehicle!"

Agreed!! In fact the police should deputize the news choppers and have them fitted with Hellfire missiles so they can take out felony vehicles.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? As soon as the offenders crashed into the fence and they observed the driver hop the fence. Instead of keeping tabs on the shithead hiding in the bushes the cameraman then zooms out intentionally to view the crash scene losing sight of the shithead's whereabouts. "Let the police deal with it".

Anonymous said...

Looks like the motorcycle officer popped some rounds from an MP 4,then transitioned to his sidearm,the driver appears to be laying down in the bushes. Good job by all involved, too bad they didn't try to go under that semi-truck and get themselves killed.

I Voted For Obama said...

The Cubs suck?