Police chase ends in Palm Springs, officers injured

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. -- A police pursuit has ended in Palm Springs but not before two officers were injured.

According to Riviera Beach Police Chief Clarence Williams, the chase began in Riviera Beach after officers responded to a neighborhood shooting. A resident heard shots in the 2300 block of  'Z' Terrace.

No one was struck but a vehicle was riddled with bullets.

The resident described the gunmen and car they were driving.

Officers found the suspects at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Congress Avenue and tried to pull them over.

As one of the officers approached the suspects the driver hit the officer and took off. The officer is being treated at an unspecified hospital. The injury doesn't not appear to be life threatening.

The suspects then headed south on Interstate 95 from 45th Street to Palm Springs and hit at least vehicles on I-95.

The pursuit ended near 10th Avenue North and Congress Avenue outside of a check cashing store, where the two suspects were taken into custody. The car they were driving may have been stolen.

The police chief said another officer was injured and fractured a leg. That officer is being treated at JFK Medical Center.

"Our community is sick and tired of it and we're not going to tolerated it anymore. I have two officers that are injured as a result of this madness and it's going to stop," Chief Clarence Williams said.

Riviera Beach Police, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Palm Springs Police and the Florida Highway Patrol are either assisting or involved in various aspects of the investigation.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Riviera Beach Police at (561) 845-4123 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

This story will be updated when more information is available. The wptv.com web team contributed to this report.

 

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