A pair of robbery suspects were in custody early Thursday after a car chase through Miami-Dade and Broward ended with a police involved shooting in Hollywood, authorities said.
According to Hollywood Police spokeswoman Diana Pereira, the incident began around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday when men armed with rifles were involved in a robbery in Fort Lauderdale.
Fort Lauderdale Police spokesman Travis Mandell said the men, 32-year-old Kevin Gardner and 20-year-old Keiandre Davis, were armed with an AR-15 assault rifle and a shotgun, and that they fired a warning shot as they fled the scene.
One of the robbery victims, identified by Mandell as 31-year-old Marvin Deuise, followed the car as it drove southbound on I-95.
An alert was issued and officers with the Miami-Dade Robbery Intervention detail spotted the car at 135th Street and Northwest 17th Avenue in Miami-Dade, Pereira said.
Miami-Dade and Opa-Locka Police pursued the car north on I-95 into Hollywood, where the suspects bailed out of the vehicle at Hollywood Boulevard, Pereira said.
One of the suspects was immediately caught, but the other fled into a wooded area. The suspect emerged, was confronted by police and shots were fired, Pereira said.
The suspect was wounded and taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment and is expected to be okay.
Police haven't said which suspect was shot. No officers were injured.
Gardner was charged with robbery with a firearm, using a firearm during a felony and two counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. He was being held without bond and it was unknown whether he has an attorney.
Miami-Dade, Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale Police are investigating the incident, Pereira said.