Officer fired at suspect during confrontation


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — An officer who said he felt threatened and requested backup during an early-morning confrontation fired his gun at a fleeing suspect in Hollywood, police said.
The incident unfolded as the officer was working in downtown Hollywood around 2:45 a.m., spokesman Christian Lata told news outlets.
Lata said the officer felt threatened and fired his gun as the suspect fled in a vehicle, which was involved in a crash a short time later.
Police found the man hiding in the backyard of a nearby home.
The man, whose name hasn’t been released, was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Lata said no one was injured in the shooting.
Police have not released any details about what led to the shooting.


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