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Shooting in North Lauderdale leads to high-speed chase that ends in Miami-Dade County

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A police chase ended in Miami-Dade County on Wednesday afternoon after a pursuit that spanned two counties.

The incident began with Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responding to reports of a shooting in the area of State Road 7 and Kimberly Boulevard in North Lauderdale.

Deputies discovered the gunshots were the result of a dispute between two drivers, however the victim was not injured.

The suspect in the road rage shooting fled the scene, which is how the police pursuit began.

Driving in a silver Mercedes, the suspect led police southbound on Florida’s Turnpike before eventually stopping on his own, approximately 10 miles north of the Southwest 8th Street exit in Northwest Miami-Dade.

The suspect weaved in and out of cars at a high rate of speed during the chase, and was taken into custody by several officers with their guns drawn.

The Turnpike southbound was shut down as authorities arrested the suspect and began their investigation.

The suspect was identified Thursday as Kesly Pierre Altidor.

The 24-year-old faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and fleeing with disregard to the safety of people or property.

Kesly Pierre Altidor.
Kesly Pierre Altidor. (Broward Sheriff's Office/WPLG)

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