VIDEO: Florida Trooper Climbs on Hood of Car, Shoots Suspect
A suspect was killed in a shooting involving a Florida Highway Patrol motorcycle trooper in Miami Gardens Wednesday morning, officials said.
The shooting was reported in the area of Northwest 175th Street and Northwest 37th Avenue in Miami Gardens just after 11 a.m., NBC Miami reports.
Officials said the trooper had stopped a vehicle and became involved in a confrontation with the driver. Shots were fired and the suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Doll Pierre Louis, was killed at the scene.
Surveillance footage from nearby showed part of the confrontation. It shows the trooper pull up next to a car and climb on the hood while the car goes in reverse.
The driver moves forward and makes a U-turn and the trooper is flung off the hood, landing on his feet. Investigators said he shot the suspect while on the hood.
"The trooper fired into the vehicle fearing for his life and the vehicle fled northbound," FHP spokesman Joe Sanchez said.
The suspect's vehicle struck another vehicle during the incident, officials said.