FHP: Road rage incident in Doral led to police chase that ended in Florida City

Suspect accused of firing at other driver and police officers

FLORIDA CITY, Fla. – A driver was arrested Thursday morning after he shot at someone during a road rage incident in Doral and then led police on a chase, authorities said.

Sources identified the suspect to Local 10 News as 28-year-old Lawrence Collier.

According to Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho, the incident began around 8:10 a.m. when the Doral Police Department received a call from a driver who said they had been shot at.

28-year-old Lawrence Collier mugshot (Miami-Dade County Corrections)

Doral police officers responded to the area of Northwest 87th Avenue and 33rd Street and encountered the suspect, who tried to run over one officer with his white Volvo before leading police on a pursuit, firing at them as they followed behind him, authorities said.

The chase continued onto the southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike, at which time Miami-Dade police and FHP troopers began to assist in the pursuit.

Camacho said troopers took over the lead in the chase and performed a pit maneuver, which was able to semi-disable the suspect’s vehicle.

Camacho said the driver made a U-turn to get back onto U.S. 1 near Southwest 348th Street in Florida City and then crashed into a guardrail before coming to a stop and surrendering to authorities.

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Cellphone video taken from the parking lot of a nearby McDonald’s shows numerous police officers and troopers surrounding the driver’s side door of the offending vehicle.

Camacho confirmed that no civilians or law enforcement officials were injured during the ordeal. There were also no secondary crashes as a result of the chase.

“I think that any individual that tries to use deadly force on a police officer – I think law enforcement will always have a zero tolerance approach on that,” he said. “We will use every resource available to make sure that these individuals are apprehended and are held accountable.”

Doral police later released images showing the incident in progress.

Collier is facing numerous charges, including fleeing and eluding police, discharging a firearm in public, attempted second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder of a law enforcement officer.

WATCH: Cellphone video shows end of police pursuit in Florida City.


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Amanda Batchelor is the Digital Executive Producer for Local10.com.

Trent Kelly is an award-winning multimedia journalist who joined the Local 10 News team in June 2018. Trent is no stranger to Florida. Born in Tampa, he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he graduated with honors from the UF College of Journalism and Communications.