A Sunday morning alley encounter between a robbery suspect and a police officer ended with the suspect shot, Lauderhill police said.
The suspect, who wasn’t named, is in stable condition, according to Lauderhill police. The officer has been placed on administrative leave, as is standard procedure, while the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigates the 10 a.m. shooting.
After an attempted robbery at the Valero gas station just inside Sunrise city limits at 6000 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill cops were helping their Sunrise counterparts search the surrounding area. Lauderhill police say an officer rolling around the Inverness Plaza area, a strip mall across the street from Lauderhill city hall and less than a half mile from the Valero, ran into the suspect in an Inverness Plaza alley.
Anyone with information on the attempted robbery or the shooting can call 786-336-1000.