Earlier today we blogged about a Thursday afternoon hit-and-run car crash involving a North Miami Beach police officer. Now, police confirm that the alleged perpetrator will face a charge of attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer.
Local10.com reports that the incident occurred in Aventura near Northeast 172nd Street and Biscayne Boulevard when a police veteran was attempting to assist a driver who had been involved in a traffic collision. After a motorist flagged down the officer he went to assist and attempted to stop another person who had been involved in the crash. That person allegedly ran the officer over then fled the scene.
@myNMBPolice will be charging the female suspect in yesterday’s case with Attempted First Degree Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer. The injured officer is a 17 year veteran of the department. Please continue to keep the Officer in your prayers.— North Miami Beach PD (@myNMBPolice) June 11, 2021
Police Chief Richard Rand indicated that the woman driver who allegedly struck the officer stopped after “shots were fired.”
First responders took the suspect to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in stable condition. The officer is reportedly in serious condition, but is in “good spirits.”
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