A high-speed car chase on Friday afternoon ended with two suspects shot by police, according to new details released Saturday. Initial reports indicated that only one suspect was shot.
Police ended the high-speed car chase after the driver of the SUV crashed into a fence just south of the Palmetto Expressway at NW 167 St, west of NW 27 Ave. A detective wedged the suspects’ vehicle against the fence with his cruiser, as several other officers surrounded the car. Police fired shots when the driver of the SUV tried to escape by jumping over the fence.
All four subjects were taken into custody after the confrontation. Two of the detained subjects had multiple gunshot wounds and were airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. One of the wounded suspects is in critical condition and the other is stable. A third suspect was transported to Jackson for minor injures.
The chase started early Friday afternoon after police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the area of 9227 N. Kendall Drive. When officers arrived, they confronted the suspects, who used a Mercedes Benz SUV to ram the police cruiser and get away.
Police from several police departments pursued the suspects through Opa Locka and Miami Gardens. During the pursuit, the suspects attempted to toss a handgun out of the window of the SUV, according to Miami-Dade police.
Miami-Dade Police Department Homicide Bureau detectives are still investigating the police-involved shooting. None of the suspects names have been released.