Shots Fired At Officer During Hallandale Police Chase
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is reviewing the actions of two deputies who fired at a Hallandale Beach police detective who was helping to pursue a suspect Monday afternoon.
The officer was not hit.
The short chase ended at Holiday Mobile Estates mobile home park, at 3100 W Hallandale Beach boulevard where Jayson Kalinowski, 31, was taken into custody.
Deputies with the Broward Sheriff’s Office were involved in the chase. The sheriff’s office said it began when they went to serve Kalinowski with a restraining order. When he saw them coming, Kalinowski reportedly took off.
As Kalinowski sped down I-95, Hallandale Beach Police Detective Anthony De Stefano who was on his way to work an evening shift, attempted to assist BSO deputies who were pursuing Kalinowski.
Kalinowski bailed out of his vehicle and fled on foot through the mobile home park.
That’s where deputies encountered De Stefano. Unaware that he was an officer, they fired their weapons when they saw he had a gun.
De Stefano was ‘not’ hit by bullets and he did ‘not’ fire his weapon, according to Broward Sheriff Scott Israel.
The chase ended when deputies found Kalinowski hiding in a shed.
Charges against Kalinowski are pending.
While the chases is over the investigation into the incident is not.
Tuesday afternoon Israel joined by Hallandale Beach Police Chief Dwayne Flournoy said they would be reviewing the actions of the deputies.
“They’ll be asked at the appropriate time to explain what caused them to have their weapons in their hands,” said Israel.
Det. De Stefano is at home resting from an incident that could have turned out very differently.
“We took a dangerous person off the streets and the detective had the chance to go home and hug his kid,” said Chief Dwayne Flournoy with Hallandale Beach Police.