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Suspect in Broward police pursuit is dead, SWAT standoff ends

10:21 AM, Sep 18, 2013   |    comments
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A standoff ensued after a police pursuit that began with a shooting near the Hammocks area of Miami-Dade County ended in a violent crash in Broward on Wednesday.

Law enforcement and three SWAT vehicles surrounded the suspect's Mercedes sports utility after it crashed into another vehicle in the area of Griffin Road and U.S. 27.

The SUV and the other car skidded to a stop in a grassy field and the suspect was thought to still be inside the vehicle, which was heavily damaged in the crash.

More than an hour after the crash, SWAT officers moved in on the SUV and the standoff ended.

The condition of the occupants of the other car wasn't immediately known.

The incident began with two women being shot in the area of Southwest 189th Street and 123rd Avenue, Miami-Dade Police said.

The suspect fled in the SUV and was chased all the way to Griffin Road and U.S. 27., where the vehicle crashed into another car crossing an intersection.

After the crash, both vehicles skidded to a stop in the grassy field and officers were seen approaching the vehicle with weapons drawn before backing away. Vehicle parts were strewn across the field.

Streets in the area were closed and there was a heavy police presence.

The two women shot in the Hammocks were in critical condition, and one was rushed to a nearby hospital. 

NBC 6-South Florida

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