Broward County

Suspect in stolen car shoots himself as police move in

A young man sitting in a parked stolen car Monday morning shot himself in the head as police approached, according to Miramar police.

He’s in critical condition after being airlifted from Memorial Hospital Miramar to Memorial Regional in Hollywood.

Police say the owner of a 2016 black Range Rover stolen Saturday from Pembroke Pines tracked the car to the 18100 block of Southwest 18th Street in Miramar. As cops approached the young man, possibly a juvenile, in a car backed into a guest parking space, they heard the gunshot.

So far, investigators know of no relation between the car owner and the suspected thief.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more is learned.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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