Police are investigating an early morning shooting Sunday involving an officer that took place following an earlier incident outside a Lauderhill nightclub.
Lauderhill Police Department officials say the initial incident took place around 4 a.m. in the parking lot of the Vegas Cabaret club, located near the 5400 block of North University Drive, and ended with a female victim being shot.
That victim was taken to Florida Medical Center, where officers and Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies became involved in a foot chase with a male who fled the vehicle that transported the victim.
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While taking that man into custody, a Lauderhill Police officer was struck by a car that was attempting to retrieve the man. A BSO deputy discharged their firearm during that incident, according to officials.
The officer who was struck suffered minor injuries and is expected to be okay. The female shooting victim was transferred to Broward Health Medical Center in serious condition.
Investigators did not release additional details on the initial shooting or what led to the chase, but are searching for a newer model Chevrolet Camaro either orange or red in color with a temporary tag.
Anyone with information is asked to call Lauderhill Police or Broward County CrimeStoppers at 954-493-TIPS.