SUSPECT WOUNDED BY BSO DEPUTY
- BSO Case Number: BS12-05-143
- PIO Number: 12-5-2
- Date: May 2, 2012
- Time: 9:52 a.m.
- Place of Occurrence: 23 Avenue near Forrest Street, Hollywood
- Jurisdiction: other jurisdiction
- State of Florida
- BSO deputy, name temporarily withheld
- Name temporarily withheld, male (hospitalized)
Description of Incident:
A drug suspect is hospitalized after being shot and wounded by a Broward Sheriff’s Office detective.
The shooting occurred at 9:52 a.m. in the area of Forrest Street and 23rd Avenue in the City of Hollywood. The suspect was driving a late model, gray Chevrolet Monte Carlo when he and his male passenger were involved in a hand-to-hand drug transaction in Dania Beach. BSO detectives assigned to the Regional Street Crimes Unit attempted to stop the Monte Carlo, but the vehicle traveled westbound into the City of Hollywood.
Another BSO back-up unit moved in and the Monte Carlo was forced to stop. As a BSO detective approached the car on foot the driver accelerated in an apparent attempt to run down the detective. The detective fired, striking the driver. The wounded driver stopped the car a short distance away and was taken into custody along with his passenger.
The wounded suspect was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood for treatment.
The detective will be placed on administrative leave for a minimum of three days. The shooting is under investigation by the BSO Homicide, Internal Affairs and Crime Scene units, per standard procedure in deputy-involved shootings.
Hollywood Police assisted the Broward Sheriff’s Office during the extensive investigation.
- THIS REPORT BY: Sgt. S. Feeley, Lt. R. O’Neil Jim Leljedal / PIO 5/2/12 1400