- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say a driver was shot and wounded by a police officer after fleeing a restaurant parking lot close to Miami International Airport.

Miami-Dade police report in a news release that the incident occurred early Wednesday while 21-year-old Bernardo Castaneda Jr. was among a group of drivers.

Police say Castaneda fled from the parking lot after patrol officers asked him for identification. Authorities say an officer broke Castaneda’s car window, and shots were fired.

No details have been released as to whether Castaneda was armed or whether he aimed the moving car at police.

Castaneda drove himself to a nearby hospital. He was in stable condition.

Police say Castaneda and both officers involved in the shooting are white.

Castaneda has been charged with fleeing and eluding.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide