2 Suspects Hospitalized After Chase, Officer-Involved Shooting: Hialeah Police

Two suspects were hospitalized after a police chase involving officers from Hialeah ended in a police-involved shooting in Miami Springs Wednesday, officials said.

The incident began when undercover officers were conducting surveillance on the suspects in Hialeah and followed them into Miami Springs, Hialeah Police officials said.

When the officers tried to stop the suspects, they took off and a chase ensued, police said. At one point, an officer, fearing for their safety, shot at the suspects, injuring them inside the car, officials said.

"One of the suspects in the getaway car tried to run over a Hialeah detective, in defense he shot at the driver, both the driver and suspect were shot," Hialeah Police spokesman Carl Zogby said.

The chase came to an end in the area of Northwest 36th Street and 66th Avenue. The suspects were detained then taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

Footage showed the two suspects sitting on the side of the road, handcuffed and bleeding.

Police said the suspects are known burglars. They were later identified as Eligio Feliciano Torres, 32, and Francisco Guerra, 22. 

"Hialeah undercover detectives were following two known suspects, burglary suspects, guys we believe break into homes all the time in Hialeah," Zogby said.

No other injuries were reported. 

Guerra appeared in court Thursday where he was ordered held on $18,500 bond. Torres remained hospitalized. It's unknown if they've hired attorneys.

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