CORAL SPRINGS (CBSMiami) – Two suspects are in custody and an officer is recovering after an incident in Coral Springs Tuesday afternoon.
Police asked people to avoid the area of Riverside Drive between 40th Street and Sample Road while they worked an “active scene” just before 2:30 p.m.
Three schools were placed on lockdown; Hunt Elementary School, Forest Hills Elementary School and Coral Springs High School.
About 30 minutes later, police announced two suspects were taken into custody and the lockdowns had been lifted.
According to police, an altercation with a plain clothed detective is what led to the incident.
Police say the detective, who was in plain clothes but had police markings on his vest and badge, made contact with a white BMW SUV at the 8200 block of Wiles Road because of a previous incident with the vehicle involving a handgun and an extended magazine.
The officer made contact with a male driver and a male passenger. At some point, the officer was dragged.
Coral Springs Police confirmed that the officer fired a single round while he was being dragged. No one was struck.
The driver of the BMW was located a few blocks away still in his vehicle while the passenger was found at a nearby location. Both were taken into custody, without incident.
The officer was treated for a laceration to his left arm and right foot, as well as road rash on left arm and cuts to left palm.
He will need stitches but is expected to be OK.
Police said they have many unanswered questions about whether the people in the car were connected to the prior incident with the gun and what led to the officer being dragged.
Right now the police are interviewing the men who were in the car. They plan to speak to the officer after he has been treated and released from the hospital.