Broward County

Armed driver led cops on a chase that made rush hour a nightmare. Then, one more gunshot.

A car near State Road 84 and University Drive has 10 bullet holes in the driver's side window. The driver was not hit. But the shooting led police to chase a suspect in a white truck for miles before the driver pulled over and committed suicide by gunshot, Davie Police say. This is a screen grab from a CBS 4 report.
A car near State Road 84 and University Drive has 10 bullet holes in the driver's side window. The driver was not hit. But the shooting led police to chase a suspect in a white truck for miles before the driver pulled over and committed suicide by gunshot, Davie Police say. This is a screen grab from a CBS 4 report. CBS 4

UPDATE: On Friday, Davie police identified the shooting suspect as Lance Gregory Warren, 26. Warren, who lived in the Southwest Ranches, was driving the 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck where officers say he shot at another driver, led police on a chase, and then committed suicide by gunshot when police approached his vehicle on I-75 after it came to a stop.

Davie police also identified Andre Michael Foote, 27, as the Davie man in the 2004 Pontiac Bonneville, who was shot at numerous times after he had stopped at a traffic signal on State Road 84. Foote was not hit by any of the bullets.

Davie police are still trying to figure out what sparked a shooting followed by a chase and suicide on a busy I-75 during rush hour.

The Thursday evening mayhem on the expressway began around 6:30 p.m., according to Davie police.

Officers say a man in a white pickup truck shot into a car that had been driving in the westbound lanes of State Road 84 at University Drive in Davie. The intended victim in the white Pontiac was not hit but the driver's side window was riddled with 10 bullet holes, according to CBS4, the Miami Herald's news partner.

The shooting led officers to chase the shooter down Flamingo Road as he sped away in his white truck toward Sheridan and U.S. 27.

Given the number of cars on the road at the time, officers started to follow the suspect from a distance to try and minimize the danger to other rush hour drivers as he headed northbound on I-75 in West Broward, WPLG 10 reported.

The suspect eventually pulled off I-75 near Griffin Road and when officers approached the vehicle they found the suspect dead by gunshot.

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After a police chase on June 7, 2018, in Broward, a shooting suspect in a white truck pulled over and committed suicide by gunshot, Davie Police say. His truck is seen here in this screen grab from a CBS 4 report. CBS 4 Miami screen grab CBS 4

"In the middle of the lanes of travel, police officers began to approach the driver who was the sole occupant of the vehicle. He pulled a gun off of the passenger seat and killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head," Davie police Sgt. Mark Leone told CBS4.

Leone added that there is no indication that road rage led to the spraying of gunfire at the Pontiac driver. "Right now we have no idea why this gentleman fired his gun multiple times at that other vehicle."

Florida Highway Patrol had several roads closed for hours, finally opening I-75 northbound after midnight.

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