Shots were fired during an armed robbery on the famed Miracle Mile in Coral Gables on Thursday.
The pursuit ended in a hail of bullets on live television as police fired into the UPS truck taken during the robbery. A man could be seen attempting to exit the truck on the passenger’s side during the firefight, but it’s not known whether he was a UPS employee or one of the suspects.
Police say two suspects armed with handguns attempted to rob a UPS driver at 1261 Mariana Avenue near the intersection of Miracle Mile and LeJeune Road.
The suspects shot a victim in the head and then sped off in the UPS truck.
MIAMI — A law enforcement official says four people, including a UPS driver, were killed Thursday after robbers stole the driver’s truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy Florida intersection during rush hour.
Both robbers were shot and killed, and the fourth victim was in a nearby vehicle when shots rang out at a crowded intersection in Miramar, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of where the incident began, said the official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the information had not yet been announced publicly.
Television news helicopters showed first responders tending to at least one person who fell out of the UPS truck, moments after several shots were fired when the chase ended.Source: Chase with stolen UPS truck ends with shootout, 4 dead
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. (WTVJ) – Police in Miramar, Florida report multiple fatalities after a high-speed police chase and shooting that began with an armed robbery.
There was a flurry of gunfire and high speed on the streets of Coral Gables moments after a robbery and shootout at Regent Jewelers, police said.
There was a flurry of gunfire and high speed on the streets of Coral Gables moments after a robbery and shootout at Regent Jewelers, police said.Source: Multiple fatalities reported in Florida shootout
On Friday, the FBI identified the deceased suspects as Lamar Alexander, 41, and Ronnie Jerome Hill, 41, both of Miami-Dade County.
Television news helicopters showed first responders tending to at least one person who fell out of the UPS truck, moments after several shots were fired when the chase ended. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports the UPS driver who was killed has been identified as 27-year-old Frank Ordonez.
Ordonez’s brother, Roy, said he had been with UPS for five years, CBS Miami reported. A coworker told the station that Thursday marked Ordonez’s first day as a driver after having completed his training.Source: Details emerge about UPS driver killed in shootout after being taken hostage in police chase