POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting in Pompano Beach that sent a suspect to the hospital and left a deputy hurt.

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, a license plate reader identified a stolen gold sedan along the 800 block of Hammondville Road. Once a deputy pulled the car over, chaos ensued.

BSO said the deputy exited his marked vehicle in order to conduct the traffic stop when the subject, who was driving the gold sedan, backed his vehicle into the deputy’s vehicle.

“I heard a bang, bang!” said witness Will Stiles. “I looked up and saw a tan vehicle doing 360s and white smoke was coming out, so I started to run over to see if the person was OK.”

Unbeknownst to Stiles, he was approaching a suspect driving a stolen vehicle.

Once this happened, the deputy dove back into his marked unit, fearful for his life, according to Sheriff Scott Israel in a news conference.

Then, another deputy fired at least one round at the subject. The subject then put his car in drive, drove off and eventually bailed out of his vehicle on Martin Luther King Boulevard, trying to get away on foot.

“The driver of the vehicle backed his vehicle in to strike our deputy. Our deputy, fearing for his life, actually dove back into his marked unit,” Israel said. “Another deputy fired at least one round at the subject. The subject put his car in drive and eventually bailed out of his vehicle, where you see it now.”

After BSO police set up a perimeter, the suspect was found and taken into custody.

According to Pompano Beach Fire Rescue, the subject, 17-year-old Dalvin Williams, was shot in the shoulder and transported to Broward Health North. He was treated and later released.

The subject was charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and grand theft, according to police.

The deputy was not shot, but did suffer a minor leg injury at the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard. Although the deputy was alert and conscious as he spoke with Pompano Beach Fire Rescue, he was transported to Imperial Point Medical center as a precaution.

The incident comes three days after, BSO said, officers were forced to shoot and kill a knife-wielding man in Pompano Beach. The agency responded, Friday, to an apparent domestic disturbance, about a mile away from Monday’s scene.

The family of Gregory Frazier, who was killed in that shooting, put out a statement that read, “Rest assured, we are working diligently with our legal team to determine why police felt the need to execute him as he ate his supper in the backyard of his house rather than use negotiation tactics.”

They have hired a civil rights attorney.

Protests followed Friday’s shooting and a new protocol for police-involved shootings has been put in place. Israel said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate Friday’s shooting, as well as all police-involved shooting investigations moving forward.

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