Man in custody after police chase ends in crash

NEAR FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) — A police chase ended near Fort Lauderdale, after a person fleeing officers crashed into a fence, Thursday afternoon.

The pursuit through the streets of Central Broward began in Lauderhill at around 2:30 p.m. Lauderhill Police responded to a shooting at 5425 N.W. 16th St. Upon arrival, police quickly identified their suspect. Moments later, they spotted him fleeing the scene in a green BMW sedan with dark tinted windows.

According to police, the driver refused to stop and drove through several cities before crashing in unincorporated Broward County. "The driver loses control of his car and hits a concrete utility pole here on [Northwest] 31st Avenue, just north of Sunrise Boulevard," said Lauderhill Police Maj. Rick Rocco. "He gets out of the car, and they apprehend him."

7Skyforce HD captured the subject crawling away from the vehicle, as police ordered him to lie on the sidewalk. With guns drawn, officers took him into custody.

The shooting victim was rushed to Broward Health Medical Center by Lauderhill Fire Rescue, where he later died.

The suspect was also transported to the hospital. "He’s been taken to Broward Health Medical Center to be treated for his injuries," said Rocco.

After he is released, the suspect will be taken to jail.

The cause of the shooting that led to the chase remains under investigation.