Lauderhill Police Officer Shoots at Colleague: Goes for Pizza

WPLG Channel 10

A Lauderhill police officer allegedly shot at another officer Saturday, but missed.

Detectives said the shooting happened after 7 p.m. in the 5600 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard. The shooter sped off in an unmarked car.

The officer who was shot at was on-duty at the time, sitting in a marked police car.

Sources report that the shooting stems from a domestic situation between the two officers. Allegedly, the female officer who was targeted had broken up with the shooter early Friday.

After a three hour manhunt, Davie police and the SWAT team arrested the unnamed Lauderhill officer inside a pizza shop at 14800 Griffin Road, in Davie.

“He ordered two slices,” said Sam Karia, a witness. “He was buggin’ out on the phone. Actually someone heard him crying on the phone to somebody.”

When the SWAT team entered the pizza shop, witnesses say the officer prepared for the takedown. “He told us all to hide in the back, away from the windows,” another witness stated.

The officer who allegedly fired the shot was taken into custody by Davie officers and turned over to Lauderhill authorities.  Detectives have not released the name of either officer involved.

“Charges are pending and the officer involved has not been transported downtown,” stated Capt. Constance Stanley of the Lauderhill Police Department.  “The department will be issuing a statement later this morning better detailing the incident.”

Davie police’s Special Response Team “apprehended a subject that was sought after by the Lauderhill Police Department,” Davie Sgt. Christopher Chastain said.  He referred questions to Lauderhill police.

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