A suspect in the shooting of a Broward Sheriff’s Deputy was just apprehended after a shootout this afternoon in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. According to NBC 6 News, after the suspect arrest, he was transported to Broward Health Medical Center at the moment.
The shooting occurred, when a license plate reader recognized a stolen gold sedan on the 800 block of Hammond Ville Road, just around noon. As reported by the Broward Sheriff’s Office, as soon as the deputy signaled to the suspect, to pull the car over on the side of the road, chaos followed within seconds.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) alleged that the deputy departed his marked automobile, with the purpose of handling the traffic stop. At the same time, the individual behind the wheel of the sedan backed up and rammed his car directly into the deputy’s vehicle.
“There was this loud noise that went bang! Bang!!” revealed Will Stiles, a bystander that witnessed the ordeal. “Right when looked up. I saw this tan car doing 360s and then this burst of white smoke was going everywhere, so next thing you know, I’m running over to see if the individual was OK.” Stiles did not know it, but he was moving toward a suspect driving a vehicle that was stolen earlier.
While this was going on, the deputy jumped out of the way, just in time, as said by Sheriff Scott Israel in a press conference. At that point, another deputy shot one round at the suspect. The subject then sped away to Martin Luther King Boulevard, where he hopped out of his car and made a daring attempt to get away on foot. BSO police put out a perimeter; the suspect was obtained and taken right into custody.
As reported by Pompano Beach Fire Rescue, Dalvin Williams 17-year-old subject was hit in the shoulder during the altercation. He was later released after being treated for minor injuries.
Williams is being charged with grand theft and, aggravated battery on a law enforcement according to police. At the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, the deputy only suffered a slight leg injury in the shooting and was transported to Imperial Point Medical Center, as a precaution. Even though the deputy was attentive and cognizant as he chatted with Pompano Beach Fire Rescue, the hospital still kept there for a while.
Written by Jomo Merritt
Edited by Cathy Milne
NBC 6 News: BSO Deputy Shot in Ft. Lauderdale, Suspect in Custody
WSVN.COM: BSO deputy, suspect injured in Pompano Beach shooting
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