Police arrest man who fled from officers
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Miami Police have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of striking a police cruiser early Monday morning.
The incident began as a domestic dispute at about 1:30 a.m. in the area of 22nd Avenue and Northwest 26th Street. "When the officers arrived on the scene, they spoke to the alleged victim; they gathered some information," said Miami Police Officer Kenia Reyes.
Minutes after talking to the victim, police tracked down a vehicle that matched the victim's description. That's when the man behind the wheel, used his car as a weapon. He rammed into two cars on the road, one of them a police cruiser. "He bailed on foot," said Reyes. "There was a short foot pursuit between the two officers."
The officer exited her cruiser and fired several shots at the subject. She began to run after him, but he escaped.
Police set up a perimeter, and after five hours of hiding, a K-9 helped take down the subject in the area of 18th Avenue and 21st Street. Police said the dog bit the subject and officers were able to place him under arrest.
The Miami Police officer did suffer a minor head injury while pursuing the subject on foot and is recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital. "She did suffer minor head injuries. She did not get shot, but again she did sustain some head injuries as a result of the foot chase," said Reyes.
Miami Police said the subject did not fire any shots. However, authorities continue to search for a possible weapon that the subject may have had.
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