A high-speed chase came to a crashing end during rush hour in Florida City tonight, following a shooting incident. One man is now in custody, and authorities are investigating a possible connection between the chase and the shooting.
The shooting took place at a residence located behind Florida City. Witnesses reported hearing a single gunshot before observing a car fleeing the scene. Miami officers pursued the vehicle, which eventually came to a stop on the eastbound lanes of 836, at Exit 12. The area was quickly surrounded by law enforcement officers, with a helicopter providing aerial support.
During the chase, a woman was seen injured and leaning against a road sign. Traffic congestion ensued as a result. Passing drivers captured the end of the chase on video, showing several police cruisers speeding down the highway in pursuit of a white sedan. Eventually, officers moved in with shields and made an arrest.
The man who resides at the home where the shooting occurred confirmed that shots were fired and involved two of his relatives, a man and a woman who were staying with him. However, he declined to provide further details. He did mention that everyone involved is expected to recover.