2 suspects caught after police pursuit in Miramar

MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - A police chase ended with the arrest of two people at a shopping plaza in Miramar, Friday afternoon.

The police chase began near the Florida Turnpike off of the University Drive exit in Miramar.

A North Miami Police officer followed a blue Ford Mustang because the tag did not match the vehicle. Once the driver exited the Turnpike, Miramar Police units were able to assist in a traffic stop. North Miami and Miami-Dade police were also involved in this case.

Officials said the subjects later spinned out near a strip mall and crashed into a gray Nissan in a plaza parking lot before one subject ditched the vehicle and fled on foot through the lot.

“They bailed out of the car, hit one of the parked cars here, and they dropped firearms onto the ground,” said a witness.

The subject dashed outside the stores of two strip malls while his passenger remained inside the Mustang.

The passenger was then taken into custody.

Police momentarily chased the remaining subject on foot in the plaza located near Southwest 67th Way and Miramar Parkway.

7Skyforce HD followed the chase as the runner was tailed near a Publix.

He was soon caught and both are now in police custody.

“Glad those two guys sure off the street and it’s taken care of,” said a witness.

One weapon that the subjects tried to ditch was located. Police also discovered a handgun inside the vehicle.

While authorities process evidence collected at the scene, employees at a nearby Wells Fargo are waiting to retrieve their vehicles, which are all part of the crime scene.

No one was in the Nissan at the time of the crash. The car’s owner was unable to use it to get home.

There were no reported injuries.

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