Police pursuit starts after shooting in Florida City, ends with Dolphin Expressway crash

Miami-Dade detectives investigate shooting in Florida City

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A police pursuit started on Friday afternoon after a shooting in Florida City and ended with a crash on State Road 836 in Miami-Dade County.

The driver was speeding northbound on the Florida Turnpike and later eastbound on SR-836, also known as the Dolphin Expressway. According to police scanner traffic, police officers identified the vehicle the suspect was driving as a white 2016 Volkswagen Jetta.

The crash was on the Dolphin Expressway’s eastbound lanes, near Northwest 12th Avenue. Miami-Dade police officers wearing bulletproof vests surrounded the VW Jetta — guns drawn.

A woman who was wearing red was walking with a police officer. There was a male in custody who was wearing all black. There was also a woman who required the attention of fire rescue personnel.

Detectives were investigating the shooting that preceded the police pursuit in the area of Northwest Seventh Avenue and Third Terrace in Florida City, just southwest of the Ronald Reagan Turnpike.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers were also involved. The Florida City Police Department did not respond to requests for information on Friday, but a man at the scene on Friday night said the shooting was the result of a dispute between relatives who were his house guests.

Detectives were asking anyone with information about the case to call Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

Local 10 News Managing Editor Alissa Gross Merlo and Assignment Desk Editor Wilson Louis contributed to this report.

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