Suspect arrested, hospitalized following shootings in Hollywood, Miramar

At least 1 police officer opens fire at armed suspect

Officers investigating reports of a battery in Hollywood later opened fire on the suspect in Miramar, locking down two neighborhoods for several hours. 

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Officers investigating reports of a battery in Hollywood later opened fire on the suspect in Miramar, locking down two neighborhoods for several hours. 

According to Hollywood police Officer Christian Lata, the situation unfolded about 4 p.m. Tuesday. A woman inside a car near Apollo Middle School called 911 to report a battery. 

That's when dispatchers heard multiple gunshots.

"She was bleeding, but she was she alert," said one witness, who did not want to be identified. 

The man who reportedly fired the gunshots then fled south to Miramar, where he was spotted in a neighborhood in the 7800 block of Orleans Street. 

Officers investigating reports of a battery in Hollywood later opened fire on the suspect in Miramar, locking down two neighborhoods for several hours.

"Officers with the Hollywood Police Department, along with a K-9 unit, made contact once again with that suspect, who was armed with a gun," Lata said. 

Lata said at least one Hollywood police officer opened fire on the suspect before rendering aid. 

Police did not say if the suspect fired his weapon. 

Into the evening, detectives were seen talking to people in the neighborhood. As of late Wednesday, they had released few details about the relationship between the man and woman.

The child inside the car with the woman is said to be unharmed. 

Miramar police are assisting in the investigation. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the police-involved shooting, which is standard procedure.


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Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.