WATCH: Brevard Deputy Shoots Suspect During Domestic Call Which Ends In Vehicle Chase and Crash on SR 528
By Space Coast Daily // May 3, 2018
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy shot a suspect after he attempted to run over the Deputy with his vehicle during a domestic violence incident early Thursday morning in Mims.
According to Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Deputies responded to three domestic-related calls at the same address in Mims before the suspect took them on a chase on Interstate 95 and State Road 528, and ending in Orange County.
Sheriff Ivey said that the incident unfolded when, during the first two responses, Deputies were unable to locate the suspect or the woman who called dispatchers.
During the third call, the woman, who was whispering to the communications officer, said that her ex-boyfriend was banging on the window. Deputies then discovered the suspect sitting in a car.
Sheriff Ivey said that the Deputies ordered the suspect out of the vehicle several times, but he would not comply, and then accelerated his vehicle toward the Deputy, who then fired one round, striking the suspect.
The wounded suspect then took the Deputies on a vehicle chase from US Highway 1 to State Road 46 to I-95 and then State Road-528, west into Orange County.
Deputies finally disabled the vehicle using a PIT maneuver, or Pursuit Intervention Technique, which is a pursuit tactic by which a pursuing car can force a fleeing car to abruptly turn sideways, causing the driver to lose control and stop.
The suspect, who has not yet been identified, was transported to the hospital in serious condition.
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