Miami-Dade Police Detectives Fire Suspect in Stolen Car

Miami-Dade County, Florida – Miami-Dade police arrested two people Thursday morning after a black 2019 BMW was stolen in Miami-Dade Northwest.

Authorities said the vehicle was stolen around 7:30 a.m. in the area northwest of 79th and 13th streets.

Police said a license plate reader picked up a car parked at a nearby store.

Two people were sitting in the stolen vehicle when detectives approached the vehicle, police said.

Police said the driver then began reaching under the driver’s seat, and when detectives asked him to show his hand, he refused.

One of the detectives then fired at the driver, but did not hit him.

Police said the driver then drove out of the parking lot and drove east on NW 79th Street.

Police chased the stolen vehicle for three blocks before the suspects abandoned the car and fled on foot, officials said.

A perimeter was then established and both suspects were taken into custody.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

Authorities said both suspects were in their early 30s.

Police say the driver is on federal probation with previous convictions involving firearms, theft and another stolen vehicle.

Authorities confirmed the passenger had two court warrants for unpaid bills.

The suspect’s identity has not yet been released.

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