HALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Authorities are investigating after, they said, a Hollywood Police officer shot and killed a driver in Hallandale Beach, Friday morning.
Police responded to a call reporting a reckless driver on North Federal Highway in the area of Sheridan Street, just before 8:30 a.m.
When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect fled, driving south on Federal Highway.
At one point, the vehicle stopped, and officers attempted to approach it. The driver then attempted to hit the officers with his vehicle before again driving off.
Officers continued to pursue and stopped the vehicle at NE Sixth Street.
The incident ended in a second confrontation with officers. Officers fired, and the suspect was struck and died on the scene, according to officials.
As per standard departmental procedure, the officers have been placed on administrative leave.
Investigators are searching for a witness who may have been in a vehicle that was struck by the suspect vehicle. The witness and vehicle are described as a Hispanic male in a 2008 or 2009 Dodge caravan with blue tinted windows.
If you have any information on this incident, 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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