Shooting, crash involving officer investigated in Miami Beach, police say

Ivan Schwartz
October 10, 2017

A woman was gunned down by police in Florida after she crashed into a auto and then ran over a cop in her BMW along a busy stretch in South Beach, police and witnesses say.

Miami Beach police fatally shot a woman on Sunday after she crashed her auto into another vehicle and then hit a police officer who was on foot as she tried to drive off, the department's chief said.

Cops in Florida killed a woman after an apparent hit-and-run crash where she knocked a police officer to the ground while trying to escape.

Neither the woman's name nor those of the officers involved have been released.

Witnesses said the woman was shot dead on the busy road at about 6pm (10pm UK).

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According to investigators, a woman in her early 20s was driving a black BMW when she crashed into a vehicle on 12th Street and Ocean Drive and fled the scene. Late Sunday, Miami-Dade Police said there was a passenger in the BMW who was being questioned. The driver lost control and then struck a parked white SUV on the east corner of 12th Street and Washington Avenue.

Miami Beach police are investigating the collisions that occurred. They described seeing a vehicle ram into the back of a work truck that had stopped for traffic. Emergency workers rushed her to Jackson Memorial Hospital, but she could not be saved.

"All of the sudden she like starts the vehicle and runs over the policeman", a witness said.

Miguel Garcia, a tourist from Chile, said he was coming back from the beach when he saw the crash happen. "I heard like four or five shots, like, 'pow, pow, pow pow!' And then the auto lost control".

Several people surrounded the driver, telling her to get out of the vehicle.

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