Suspect on ATV arrested after leading police on chase in south Florida

2 others in custody


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A person who led Miami-Dade police on a chase in southwest Miami-Dade Wednesday afternoon has been arrested.

A helicopter was above the area of Southwest 217th Avenue and 304th Street as the person, who appeared to be a teenage boy, was fleeing from multiple officers.

He was wearing a dark-colored hoodie, camouflage pants and a bandana over his mouth.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m., the teen led police to the area of Southwest 328th Street and 229th Avenue. He then rode into a field, but was still being followed by a police helicopter.

Homestead Police Detective Fernando Morales said several Homestead police units got involved in the pursuit once the suspect entered the city.

At 2:45 p.m. the teen stopped the ATV in a field near a lake and put his hands up, appearing to surrender. However, he hopped back on the ATV as the police chopper hovered above him and continued riding through the field.

The teen stopped his ATV at 2:52 p.m. on the west side of Homestead General Aviation Airport near 288th Street as an officer pulled up in front of him.

The teen was ordered to the ground at gunpoint and was arrested.

According to Morales, the suspect struck a marked police unit with the ATV and also appeared to have attempted to strike other officers.

Police said two other people were taken into custody in the area of Southwest 281st Street and 164th Avenue. At least one of them was armed and pointed a gun at officers, authorities said.

It's unclear whether the person on the ATV was armed or what led to the chase.


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