Burglary suspects try to run over deputy...

Burglary suspects try to run over deputy...

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    Burglary suspects try to run over deputy...

    and end up getting shot over it!

    By Frank Fisher and Andrew Tran | Sun-Sentinel.com 2:33 PM EDT, May 2, 2008

    Shooting by deputy

    A car driven by suspected auto burglars ended up in a hedge in Cooper City on Friday morning. A Broward sheriff's deputy shot two of the suspects after they reportedly tried to run over the deputy while fleeing. (Sun-Sentinel/Lou Toman / May 2, 2008)

    COOPER CITY - The Broward Sheriff's Office identified the two burglary suspects shot by a deputy this morning after they allegedly tried to run him over.

    Miami-Dade County residents Mark Merritt, 29, and his sister, Monica Merrane Merritt, 22, were shot near the intersection of Southwest 118th Avenue and 47th Court shortly before 3 a.m., said Sheriff's Office spokesman Veda Coleman-Wright.

    Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

    A third suspect, Leonard Williams, 31, also of Miami-Dade, was caught by a police dog in the area, Coleman-Wright said.

    Charges against the three are pending.

    The shooting happened when a sleeping off-duty deputy was woken up at home by his barking dog and spotted the suspects trying to break into vehicles, Coleman-Wright said.

    The deputy called for backup units, and they quickly surrounded the suspects.

    Monica Merritt attempted to drive a white 2005 Nissan Altima at a K-9 deputy, who opened fire, Coleman-Wright said.

    The Merritts were hit.

    The deputy's dog later tracked down Williams, whose injuries were not specified.

    The two men were taken to Memorial West, while the woman was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood by helicopter.

    The K-9 deputy, whose name was not released, was placed on administrative leave while the shooting was being investigated.

    The deputy and his police dog were not injured.

    Authorities have been on a heightened state of alert in the neighborhood because it's had several overnight burglaries recently, she said.

    Several burglarized vehicles were found in the area after the shooting, Coleman-Wright said.


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    nice, transport the burglar in a helicopter. I wish the deputy had better aim...

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    and what do you want to bet that someone thinks the cops over reacted. Attention BG's... try to shoot a cop, try to run one over or do anything violent and you will be shot! End. Period. Over...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAJUN600 View Post
    nice, transport the burglar in a helicopter. I wish the deputy had better aim...
    It would seem to me that charging $$$ for all services related to dealing with a criminal's mayhem would be completely just and proper. Can't imagine what a "Life Flight" helicopter ride, emergency/EMT care, police crime scene investigation and all the rest tallies up to, but it can't be cheap. Get convicted? Cough up the cash.
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