FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A teen who reportedly tried to run down a Broward Sheriff’s deputy in Pompano Beach on Monday has gone before a judge.
During the hearing the judge ordered that the 17-year-old be held in a secure detention facility for the next 21 days as the state decides if they will charge him as an adult.
The teen, who is expecting a baby, is facing similar charges in a case that dates back to December. He missed a court hearing for that one in March which the judge pointed it out to his mother, step father and young fiancée.
“We’re you aware that your son was facing a charge, very similar fleeing and eluding, grand theft and resisting. He had a court date back in March that he failed to appear,” said Judge Michael Orlando who set a new court date of September 2oth for that case.
The new charges against the teen include grand theft, resisting arrest and fleeing law enforcement plus aggravated battery.
It began Monday morning a license plate reader alerted a sheriff’s deputy that a stolen car had just passed so he went to pull it over.
“He exited his marked vehicle, as he would a thousand times a day, as a normal traffic stop is done throughout the nation,” said Sheriff Scott Israel. “He inexplicably, the driver of this vehicle, backed his vehicle to strike our deputy. Fearing for his life, the deputy actually dove back into his vehicle.”
Moments later another deputy, in another car, drew his gun and fired on the driver as he sped off.
“When we come out of the shop I just hear gunshots, ‘bah, bah, bah, bah,’” explained witness Louis Mohorn. “We like damn what is going on?”
The 17-year-old made it 10 blocks before crashing the car in the 800 block of Hammondville Road, just a few blocks east of I-95. He took off on foot but was picked up a short time later.
“When we took the subject into custody, the subject had a bullet wound to, I believe, his shoulder area,” Israel said.
The teen was taken to the hospital and released short time later.
Israel has elected to have the state investigate the shooting – a move done in light of national tension over law enforcement shootings. He said said this will become their protocol going forward.