MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Lauderhill police officer is recovering from minor injuries after being struck by a car at a hospital.
Early Sunday morning, a woman was shot in the parking lot of Vegas Cabaret in Lauderhill. She was then driven to Florida Medical Center in Lauderdale Lakes.READ MORE: Blue Alert Issued Out Of North Florida County for Patrick McDowell, Accused Of Murdering Deputy During Traffic Stop
At the hospital, a male connected to the shooting ran to a waiting car when he saw Lauderhill police and Broward sheriff’s deputies approaching him.
The officers and deputies gave chase and in the process of taking him into custody, a Lauderhill Officer was struck by the car whose driver was attempting to help the man.READ MORE: Facing South Florida: 1-On-1 With Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava
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A sheriff’s deputy fired on the car which then drove off. It’s unknown if it was struck. The car is described as a newer model, orange or red Chevy Camaro with a temporary tag.
The woman injured in the parking lot shooting was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale in serious condition.MORE NEWS: Miami Gardens Faith Leaders, Officials & Community Members Come Together To Remember Lives Lost To Gun Violence
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at crimestoppers.org.