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Broward Sheriff's Deputy, Suspect Injured in Police-Involved Shooting in Fort Lauderdale

The suspect in a Broward Sheriff's deputy-involved shooting taken to county jail late Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, the suspect, 51-year old Michael Mainolfi, and a deputy were both hospitalized following a chase and shooting in Fort Lauderdale.

The deputy-involved shooting happened in the 1900 block of Commercial Boulevard across from Holy Cross Hospital, BSO officials said. The incident began with a chase that started in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, officials said.

Officials said deputies had stopped Mainolfi, who was wanted for aggravated fleeing, when the suspect backed his car into the deputy and a deputy's car, causing a deputy to open fire.

Deputies pursued the suspect to a parking lot on Commercial Boulevard where the suspect lost control and hit two parked cars, officials said.

The deputy wasn't shot but was taken to an area hospital. Mainolfi was shot in the upper arm and was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, officials said.

Officials said the injuries are non-life threatening and both are expected to be okay. Mainofli has multiples felonies charges in the past, including several for drug related charges.

This is the third deputy-involved shooting in Broward this month. A man with a knife was shot and killed by deputies in Pompano Beach on September 9 and a teen was injured in a deputy-involved shooting in Pompano Beach on September 12.

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