MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A robbery suspect being chased by police died after he was struck by a car.READ MORE: Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz Pleads Guilty To All Counts In School Massacre
It happened late Thursday night in the eastbound lanes of State Road 112, just west of NW 27th Avenue.
The robbery suspect was on foot when he tried crossing the highway and was hit by a taxi.READ MORE: 'We Want Him Dead, We Want Him Forgotten': Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz's Apology Falls Flat With Victims Families
“When a subject knows he’s committed a crime and he knows the police are right behind him, it’s the mentality of I need to escape and unfortunately he got struck by a vehicle,” said Miami-Dade Det. Alvaro Zabaleta.
The taxi driver stayed on the scene.MORE NEWS: Jason Banegas, Accused Of Killing Hollywood Officer Yandy Chirino, Has Extensive Arrest Record
The victim of the robbery and the cabbie were not hurt.