Officer hurt, 1 dies after pursuit-crash in Miami Beach
MIAMI BEACH, FL – A Miami-Dade Police officer was injured, and a driver, a 28-year-old man who was fleeing from police, succumbed to fatal injuries after a Tuesday night crash.
According to WSVN, police began a pursuit on North Miami Avenue when they saw a vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle involved in a robbery that happened on Monday.
When police caught up with the suspect’s vehicle, an officer used his patrol car to try and stop the vehicle from fleeing again. The attempt was unsuccessful, as a collision followed.
The driver — 28-year-old Kadrian Devante Spencer — was sent to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Trauma Center, where he was later declared dead.
The officer was sent to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
During the chase, another suspect — 19-year-old Javarie Johnson — fled and was said to have “battered a woman who was at a bus stop.” He was later found and booked into custody.
Johnson will be charged with armed robbery, battery, and resisting arrest without violence.
The other suspects who were inside the vehicle and did not bail were identified as 22-year-old Christopher Berry and 19-year-old Ronald Spencer. It is unclear if both will be charged.
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