1 injured in police-involved shooting
HIALEAH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police said they were forced to fire on a burglary suspect who gave chase in a South Florida neighborhood.
The shooting happened early Wednesday morning in the area of 1040 East 26th St. Hialeah Police said they were alerted to a burglary at a business at this location and when officers arrived, the subject fled in a pickup truck.
Investigators said the subject made it halfway down the block before crashing into several parked cars. In the midst of the chaos, police fired shots. "Hialeah Police responded to a crime in progress," said Hialeah Police Detective Eddie Rodriguez. "As officers arrived, we had a subject that was attempting to flee; shots were fired and the subject was injured."
Oscar Ramirez lives in the area and woke up to the gunshots. "I was sleeping and I heard shots, rapid shots," he said. "About eight, nine, 10 shots, maybe more."
"I heard like 12 shots. I was scared. We were all sleeping when we heard the shots," said neighbor Mirta Lajiminez.
Rescue crews transported the burglary suspect to Jackson Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his neck, according to police. The injuries he sustained are non life-threatening.
No police officers were hurt. The suspect remains in the hospital. They have not released his name, but they said they plan to take him into custody once he is released.
Police have not announced what charges he will be facing.
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