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Police: Man shot at officer in West Palm Beach; shooting suspect in custody

Posted at 1:49 PM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 06:19:57-05

After a three hour search, West Palm Beach police say they arrested a man who shot at officers in the historic Northwood neighborhood. 

Police say gunshot-detecting technology known as ShotSpotter alerted police about a possible shooting Thursday afternoon.

Because of ShotSpotter, police responded in about a minute. But when they got to the scene, they say the man fired at them. 

Police fired back and chased him on foot, but lost him in the neighborhood. 

That set up a massive grid search in the area of 47th Street through 50th Street along Flagler Drive and Broadway that ended peacefully just before 5 p.m. with the man in custody.

He was found in the yard of a home.

They have not yet released his identity.