Officer shoots18-year-old male during Hialeah to Miami Lakes chase

Police arrest group of armed teens in stolen car

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. – Doctors released an 18-year-old man after treating him for a gun shot wound that he suffered while running away from police officers on Tuesday, according to the Hialeah Police Department.

Lt. Carl Zogby, the department's spokesman, said the teen was one of four armed robbery suspects in a Tuesday morning chase. A helicopter and police dogs were involved. 

The chase began in a warehouse area in East Hialeah, where police officers spotted a Chevy Malibu that they say was reported stolen a week ago.

The chase continued into a residential neighborhood in Miami Lakes. 

When the Chevy Malibu came to a stop along Northwest 89 Avenue and 152 Street, the four suspects took off running. An officer fired his weapon during the chase and wounded the 18-year-old male. 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue took him to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Two other teenagers ages 16 and 17 were arrested. One got away for a few hours, but was in custody by midday. 

A Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokeswoman said Barbara Goleman High School and Bob Graham Education Center were on modified lockdown because of the police activity in the area.

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