Suspects in custody after pursuit through Broward County
Chase begins in Hollywood, ends in Davie
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Five suspects were taken into custody Thursday afternoon after a chase through the streets of Broward County.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the chase began in Hollywood and came to an end in Davie.
BSO spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright confirmed that detectives from the agency’s Violence Intervention Proactive Enforcement Response team attempted to take a subject into custody in the 2500 block of Wilson Street around 12:30 p.m.
She said the suspect was wanted in connection with an armed carjacking that occurred in Miami-Dade County.
According to Coleman-Wright, the black pickup truck involved in the chase rammed an unmarked BSO van twice as detectives were attempting to take the carjacking suspect into custody.
Sky 10 was above the scene as the truck weaved in and out of traffic and even clipped a car in an effort to elude authorities.
The truck traveled south along University Drive and then continued east on Interstate 595.
The truck then continued south on U.S. Highway 441.
As it turned into a Wells Fargo parking lot, an undercover vehicle rammed into the back of it, bringing it to a stop.
The driver then got out of the truck and onto the ground, where he was swarmed by police and handcuffed.
A second suspect was also taken into custody after the crash, while the other suspects got out mid-pursuit.
Coleman-Wright said a rifle was thrown out of the truck by one of the suspects during the pursuit and was recovered by authorities.
She said several law enforcement agencies assisted in the pursuit, which ended around 1 p.m. near Orange Drive and State Road 7 in Davie.
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