Suspect shot by deputy after traffic stop in Pompano Beach
Deputy-involved shooting second in Pompano Beach in 4 days
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A Broward Sheriff's Office deputy shot a suspect who tried to back a stolen car into another deputy in Pompano Beach, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.
The shooting occurred Monday morning in the 800 block of Hammondville Road.
Israel said a deputy attempted a traffic stop when the driver attempted to back the stolen car into the deputy.
The deputy, in fear for his life, got back inside his cruiser, and another deputy fired at least one shot at the car, wounding the suspect, Israel said. The suspect later bailed out of the car and was apprehended.
"I heard bang, bang, bang, and I saw the tan car spin. It hit the median and landed there, and I started running," Will Stiles, who witnessed the shooting, said. "There was sirens everywhere and then I saw him spun out and they kept chasing him, like he was running."
The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released into BSO custody. Israel said he believed that the suspect was shot in his shoulder area. His name has not been released.
A deputy was taken to a hospital with a leg injury, but he was expected to recover.
It is the second deputy-involved shooting in Pompano Beach in four days.
Deputies called to a domestic disturbance Friday night on Northwest 14th Street said they were forced to open fire on a man armed with a knife in the backyard of a home. Gregory Frazier, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene, and both deputies were placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Israel said the shooting and all future deputy-involved shootings will be investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
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