A SW Miami-Dade highspeed chase, that started due to road rage, has resulted in officers trading shots with the suspect.
Details of the SW Miami-Dade Chase
At around 8:00 a.m., police in Doral responded to a road rage report involving firearms fired in the vicinity of Northwest 87th Avenue and 36th Street.
The Doral Police Department published a photograph depicting the suspect, 28-year-old Lawrence N. Collier, opening fire on the other motorist, which was taken by a camera in the victim’s vehicle.
Officials said that Doral cops made touch with the Collier as he left the area in a white Volvo while attempting to drive over an officer.
The Florida Highway Patrol and Miami-Dade Police joined the chase when the vehicle entered the southbound Palmetto Expressway and finally reached the Don Shula Expressway, where bullets were allegedly fired at authorities near Killian Parkway.
“Throughout the chase, the suspect fired towards Doral police officers who were chasing him,” FHP spokesperson Alex Camacho said. “As he fled, he fired his weapon at the Doral police officers.”
The vehicle proceeded to escape southward on the Florida Turnpike, then entered the northbound lanes before resuming its flight southbound.
Officials said that when FHP officers performed a PIT maneuver on the vehicle at the Turnpike and U.S. 1 in Florida City, the vehicle finally lost control and smashed into a railing.
Collier was placed under arrest. Several dozen cops from Doral, Miami-Dade, and the Florida Highway Patrol were seen on camera at the site.
No cops or bystanders were hurt, according to authorities.
According to jail records, Collier is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, fleeing and eluding, and discharging a handgun in public.
“This is a peculiar circumstance. I believe law enforcement will always have a zero-tolerance policy against anybody who attempts to use lethal force against a police officer. We will utilize every available resource to ensure that these people are arrested and held responsible “Camacho stated.