Suspect Wounded in Police-Involved Shooting in Hollywood: BSO

BSO deputies involved in shooting of suspect in Hollywood

By Brian Hamacher
|  Wednesday, May 2, 2012  |  Updated 2:07 PM EDT
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Suspect Shot by BSO Deputy in Hollywood

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Authorities at the scene of a deputy-involved shooting in Hollywood.

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One person was wounded in a police-involved shooting in Hollywood Wednesday morning, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

The shooting happened just before 10 a.m. in the area of 23rd Avenue and Douglas Street, BSO spokesman Jim Leljedal said.

According to Leljedal, two men in a gray Chevrolet Monte Carlo were spotted by BSO Street Crimes Unit detectives taking part in a drug deal in Dania Beach.

The detectives followed the car into Hollywood and attempted to pull it over. A gun was thrown from the car before it finally came to a stop, Leljedal said.

Another BSO deputy arrived and the suspects were ordered out of the car, but instead drove towards an officer, Leljedal said.

Leljedal said an officer opened fire, hitting the driver.

"In that situation, the vehicle, the car, is a deadly weapon," Leljedal said. "A car can kill or maim you if it hits you, so the deputy obviously felt threatened with deadly force."

The unidentified suspect was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown. The passenger was taken into custody.

No BSO deputies were injured. The handgun thrown from the car was recovered.

Authorities are investigating the incident.

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