UPDATE: Hallandale Beach police identified the suspects as Tyler L. Shuman 23. Charges are pending against him The shot suspect was identified as Michael Eugene Wilson, 27. The police officer involved in the shooting was identified as Corey Clark, on the force since 2013.
A suspect was shot and killed by a Hallandale Beach officer Sunday morning after police responded to a report that two men “were looking in vehicles with flashlights” in the condo-dense neighborhood of Golden Isles, according to Maj. Pedro Abut.
Abut said a call came in just before 4:30 a.m. from a resident reporting the suspicious activity at 137 Golden Isles Dr., in a residential neighborhood filled with apartments and condos off busy Hallandale Beach Boulevard between U.S. 1 and A1A.
When officers arrived, “the two subjects tried to flee in a vehicle,” Abut said. An officer, who has not yet been named, opened fire, striking the driver who was behind the wheel of a gray Toyota Corolla. The car then crashed nearby. The driver was later identified as Michael Eugene Wilson Jr., 27.
“The officer was in fear of his life,” Abut said.
The other suspect, identified as Tyler L. Shuman, 23, took off running through the neighborhood, Abut said. Police brought in K-9 units, and the Broward Sheriff’s Office assisted with a helicopter.
Shuman was found about two hours later, several blocks away from the shooting scene. Police Sunday night said charges for Shuman, who has a history of several arrests including burglary and grand theft, are pending.
Wilson, who, according to records, has an extensive criminal past including arrests for drugs, burglary, grand theft and aggravated assault, was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where he died.
Abut said police found shattered windows and other evidence that several cars had been broken into. It was not clear whether the men were armed, police said.
Ron Shaw, 66, who lives in the neighborhood, told the Sun Sentinel that he woke up to the sound of helicopters and went out to find “a huge police presence, dogs, and a police boat in the canal.”
“It was Hallandale police at their finest, you gotta give them a lot of credit,” Shaw said.
One resident told Miami Herald news partner CBS4 that there was “a lot of commotion. A lot of yelling from the cops.”
“You’re like, ‘oh my God they could be coming into my building,” Sondra Schulz told the station. “We live in a very nice neighborhood, and this is kind of unexpected.”
This is the second police-involved shooting in South Florida in three days.
On Thursday, a veteran Miami-Dade police officer on a narcotics detail shot and killed a man in North Miami-Dade after a brief confrontation.
Police say Kentrill William Carraway, 22, who was on probation for armed robbery, pulled a firearm from his belt.