One of vehicles involved in a three car accident possibly involving a shooting just east of the intersection of NW 79th Street and 32nd Avenue Tuesday morning, June 26, 2012.
Traffic is closed eastbound and westbound east of the intersection through 30th avenue.
A Miami-Dade police officer shot a burglary suspect who was behind the wheel of a get-away car headed straight toward her, authorities said.
One car crash later, the suspect was in custody.
The drama started when the officer, who has not been identified, arrived at the Miami Heights Mobile Home Park and Apartments, 3521 NW 79th St., to check out a reported burglary in process, Miami-Dade police Lt. Rosanna Cordero-Stutz said.
According to police, the events unfolded this way:
The officer found the gray Isuzu, reported to the police as the burglars’ car, and the six-year veteran of the force got out of her car, drew her gun and told the two men in the vehicle to get out.
The white man in the passenger seat got out and sprinted from the car. He’s still at large.
Then the driver hit the gas, speeding toward the officer. She pulled the trigger.
The man driving the Isuzu hit the officer’s car, but not her. She got back in her car and went after the Isuzu. About a block away, she found it.
The Isuzu had crashed into a white sedan at the intersection of Northwest 79th Street and 32nd Avenue. The driver of the sedan was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s trauma center in critical but stable condition.
The Isuzu driver got out and ran away from the crashed car. Officers found him a few blocks away with a gunshot wound in his abdomen. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s trauma center in critical condition.
Police are not releasing the names of suspects or the name of the person in the sedan.