3 officers hurt in 2 So. Beach shootings

Injuries were not life threatening

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Three Miami Beach police officers are in the hospital after two early morning shootings.

Sgt. Alejandro Bello says the officers' injuries are not life-threatening.

Detective Jenny Velazquez tells The Miami Herald that details about Monday's shootings remain "very cloudy" due to the number of officers from different agencies helping patrol the South Beach crowds for the holiday weekend.

Velazquez says police opened fire in one shooting just before 4 a.m. when a driver got into an altercation with an officer. The driver was killed and four bystanders were injured.

In the second shooting, police say another driver accelerated toward an officer in a blocked-off area. The officer fired at the driver until he crashed, but no one was injured. The driver was arrested.


Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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