Osceola deputy shoots at suspects in stolen vehicle

Suspects were wanted in connection with robbery, deputies say

Dominique Chavoreya Knight-Lewis
Dominique Chavoreya Knight-Lewis

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – An Osceola County deputy fired his or her gun at suspects who were attempting to flee in a stolen vehicle Wednesday night, officials with the sheriff's office said.

Deputies were called to Bealls Outlet on John Young Parkway in Kissimmee at 8:55 p.m. in reference to a robbery by sudden snatching. Witnesses at the store told deputies that the suspects fled in a silver Toyota, according to a news release.

Deputies said they found the Toyota at a Speedway Gas Station on John Young Parkway. The Toyota crashed into a deputy's patrol vehicle while attempting to flee, the report said.

The Toyota temporarily stopped after the crash and deputies attempted to detain the three people inside, but then the driver began accelerating toward one of the deputies, who in turn fired his or her gun one time, according to authorities.

The driver stopped the Toyota and deputies detained Dominique Chavoreya Knight-Lewis, 24, and two 16-year-old boys, the sheriff's office said.

All three are residents of Pembroke Pines. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Miami, deputies said. They have been charged with robbery by sudden snatching and grand theft auto. Additional charges are pending.

No one was injured in the incident.

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