DAYTONA BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida man who fired at officers serving a warrant for his arrest was shot and killed by police.
Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri said one of the officers was shot in the chest but was wearing his bulletproof vest and was expected to recover soon. Another officer tripped running around in the shootout and injured his head.READ MORE: State Argues Judge Should Reject COVID-19 Records Case
The suspect was 44-year-old Michael Harris, who was wanted in connection with a shooting involving a woman earlier this month.
Capri told reporters at a press conference that it was unfortunate that police had to take a life, but said “the suspect dictated that.”READ MORE: Ring Doorbell Camera Appears To Show Elderly Woman Threatening Neighbor With Knife
“The suspected fired at officers first, and we defended ourselves. And I can tell you if you pull a gun on a police officer to shoot a police officer you are going to get killed. As simple as that,” Capri said.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shootout.MORE NEWS: Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa Placed On Injured Reserve
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