In Miami Beach, a high-speed chase following a robbery incident culminated in a tragic collision, resulting in the death of a suspect and injuries to a Miami-Dade Police detective on Tuesday night.
The series of events was set in motion when a police helicopter identified the vehicle involved in a robbery that occurred the previous day. Miami-Dade Police on the ground, along with the Robbery Intervention Detail (RID), initiated a pursuit along Northwest 103rd Street, according to Det. Andre Martin.
The vehicle in question accelerated precipitously, leading to an episode where a passenger exited and was implicated in an assault on an unrelated civilian at a bus stop.
This individual attempted to escape on foot but was subsequently apprehended. Meanwhile, the primary vehicle continued to flee, reportedly switching off its headlights and potentially navigating into opposing traffic lanes.
As the situation progressed, an eastbound RID detective in a marked police car collided with the suspects’ vehicle around 8 p.m. near North Miami Avenue in Miami Shores. Although the detective attempted to avert the crash, the impact was unavoidable.
The detective was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, while the driver of the fleeing vehicle sustained severe injuries. The driver, later identified as 28-year-old Kadrian Devante Spencer of Pembroke Pines, was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Two additional suspects from the vehicle, Christopher Barry, 22, Javarie Johnson, and Ronald Spencer, both 19, were detained for interrogation by the City of Miami Beach police. They await potential charges pending further investigation.
The woman involved in the earlier altercation at the bus stop was taken to the hospital by a relative, with injuries deemed not life-threatening.