An armed robbery suspect was in custody after a chase involving Hialeah Police ended in a crash in Miami Gardens Thursday morning, officials said. NBC 6's Sharon Lawson reports.
An armed robbery suspect was in custody after a chase involving Hialeah Police ended in a crash in Miami Gardens Thursday morning, officials said.
The chase began after an armed robbery at 2125 W. 52nd Street in Hialeah, officials said.
According to Hialeah Police spokesman Carl Zogby, a man who was standing outside an apartment building was robbed at gunpoint but was able to call police and give a description of the suspect's car.
"We got a weapon, I mean this is working out. We caught the bad guy right after this happened," said Zogby.
Thanks to the description, officers spotted the car and the pursuit began, Zogby said.
It ended in the area of 179th Street and Northwest 32nd Avenue when the suspect was forced off the road and was struck by an officer's car just before 10:30 a.m.
Footage showed officers taking the suspect into custody after he came out of the car with his hands up.
The suspect, identified as Antoine Bacquie, will be charged with armed robbery and resisting arrest, Zogby said.
A gun and gold chain were recovered at the scene, Zogby said.
During the chase, an officer and his K-9 partner were involved in a crash on the Palmetto Expressway. The officer suffered slight injuries but the dog had to be taken to an animal hospital, Zogby said.
The K-9, Bill, will be fine, Zogby said. Four police cars were damaged in the pursuit.
"This turned out without tragedies, or any worse news ... it could have been alot worse," Zogby said.