Authorities identify suspect fatally shot by trooper in Miami Gardens
Doll Pierre Louis, 24, accused of striking trooper with car before shooting
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol has identified a suspect who was fatally shot Wednesday by a trooper in Miami Gardens as Doll Pierre Louis.
According to authorities, Trooper Misael Diaz, who was on a motorcycle, was forced to fire on Louis, 24, after he used his car as a weapon during a traffic stop near the Palmetto Expressway at Northwest 37th Avenue and Northwest 167th Street.
Surveillance video shows Diaz pound on the hood of the car to get the driver's attention. Moments later, the car bumps the trooper's motorcycle, and Diaz jumps onto the hood.
Trooper Joe Sanchez said Diaz fired at Louis after he was thrown off the hood.
"If he felt that his life was threatened and the vehicle's going to run you over, you know, that's assault with a deadly weapon," Sanchez said.
Authorities said Louis led troopers on a brief pursuit before crashing into an SUV near Northwest 37th Avenue and Northwest 175th Street.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman who was driving the SUV was identified Thursday as Emilie Bastien, 59, and a passenger inside Louis' car was identified as Markisha Fenelon, 20. Fenelon was injured in the crash and taken to a hospital for treatment.
Fenelon's uncle, Fritz Simon, told Local 10 News reporter Terrell Forney that his niece is still in the hospital with a broken ankle, but it expected to be released Friday.
He said she told family members that the trooper was running a radar gun and flagged the car being driven by her boyfriend, but he didn't have a driver's license so he fled because he was afraid of being arrested again.
According to Simon, Fenelon froze when Diaz jumped on the hood and doesn't remember anything else until Louis told her that he was going into shock and passed out, causing the crash.
Simon said he does not believe that Fenelon knows that her boyfriend died.
Sanchez didn't say how many times Diaz fired his gun or whether Louis was armed.
Diaz, who has been with FHP for five years, was treated at the scene for minor injuries. He has been placed on administrative leave, as is standard protocol in any trooper-involved shooting.
Louis has a prior arrest history in Miami-Dade County, which includes charges of fleeing and eluding a police officer and possession of a controlled substance.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting
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