BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- Boynton Beach police have identified the suspect and officers involved in a shootout Tuesday that left the suspect dead.
Officer Eric Reynolds and Officer Chris Munro shot and killed Calvin Wallace, 52, of Boynton Beach, during a shootout that unfolded at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Northeast 9th Avenue, according to Boynton Beach police spokesperson Stephanie Slater.
"This was someone trying to kill Boynton Beach police officers," said Slater.
Slater said the incident began at about 4:45 p.m. when officers were alerted to be on the lookout for a red car with a white top.
According to police, inside that vehicle was someone possibly connected to an armed robbery at a Chase bank in Delray Beach.
Reynolds and Munro spotted Wallace's vehicle on Federal Highway minutes later and took extra precautions to pull it over, Slater said.
Investigators said Wallace crashed into an elderly woman’s car on NE 9th Avenue and Railroad Avenue, opened the driver’s side door of his red Lincoln town car and opened fire on Reynolds and Munro.
"The person inside the car began shooting at our officers," said Chief Matthew Immler. "Our officers, two of them, heroically got out of their vehicles and exchanged gunfire with the suspect, killing him."
When officers determined that it was safe to approach Wallace’s vehicle, Slater said they pulled him from the car and onto the ground and began to render first aid until Boynton Beach Fire Rescue arrived.
Slater said Reynolds was shot in the foot and was taken to Bethesda Memorial Hospital. He was released late Tuesday evening and is expected to make a full recovery.
"That's all we want is to get home safely," said Slater. "I think this shows how dangerous this job is."
Reynolds and Munro are on paid administrative leave, standard protocol anytime a member of law enforcement discharges his or her weapon.
Evan Axelbank and Dan Corcoran, WPTV contributed to this story
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