CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) - An investigation is underway after an overnight police-involved shooting in Coral Springs.
According to officials, a call of possible shots being fired between two vehicles along 38th Street and University Drive, came in around 12:30 a.m., Wednesday.
Upon arrival, an officer spotted one of the vehicles described in the call – a white BMW. That vehicle fled eastbound on Sample Road.
A short chase ensued between the vehicle and another officer. However, the driver of the BMW lost control and crashed along 85th Avenue.
“Immediately I noticed that we had a few police officers, quite a bit of them,” said witness Richard Calise. “About five or six of them, by a tree, pointing their guns at the vehicle that seemed to be disabled at the moment, telling someone to come out the vehicle.”
Authorities said, at some point, one of the officers was involved in a shooting with the driver. The driver, identified as 17-year-old Alan Cadelus, was transported to Broward Health North with gunshot wounds.
No officers were injured, but a gun was found at the scene of the crash. The BMW has also been towed from the scene.
7News spoke with another witness who ran out of his apartment after hearing the gunshots. “I heard like 10 shots, and I was in my house, and I got on the floor and then I got back up. I saw a car drive by like 100 miles per hour with bullet holes in it,” said witness Matthew Mucaria, “so I walked out here to Sample and 85th, and I heard like a car crash.”
Authorities are still searching for a silver Dodge Charger believed to be involved in the original shooting with the BMW.
This is now a joint investigation between Coral Springs Police and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Cadelus, who is a senior at Ascend Academy, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, fleeing and eluding, among other charges.
If you have any information on this shooting, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.
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