A Broward Sheriff's Office deputy suffered a serious leg injury after a suspect rammed him with a car in Margate Friday, officials said.
Officials said the deputies were investigating a suspect, 34-year-old Carlos Alberto Valladares Lugo, who had been involved in an incident involving a gun at a school earlier this week.
Lugo had gone to Park Lakes Elementary School in Lauderdale Lakes on Monday to retrieve a gun that he said was in a student's backpack, officials said.
Shortly after arriving, Lugo quickly left the school without the gun. BSO secured the firearm and began their investigation, officials said.
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Deputies with BSO's Violence Intervention Proactive Enforcement Response Unit, also known as V.I.P.E.R., found Lugo in the 7300 block of Royal Palm Boulevard around 11:15 a.m. Friday, officials said.
When the deputies tried to arrest Lugo, he used his car to ram several unmarked BSO vehicles, and left one deputy with a serious leg injury, officials said.
The deputy was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Lugo was arrested on a charge of possession of a firearm by a violent career offender, and officials said additional charges could be filed.