Florida Shootout Leaves Suspect Dead, Officers Wounded
Cell phone video shows a deadly exchange of gunfire Wednesday between police and a man wanted in connection with a fight that broke out in a game of pick-up basketball. WFLA's Ryan Hughes reports.
(NBC News) — A 20-year-old suspect is dead and a police officer is recovering in the hospital after a shootout Wednesday afternoon in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said police were trying to arrest Dominique Harris, 20, on child abuse charges after he allegedly slammed a 15-year-old boy to the ground during an altercation on a basketball court in October.
Gualtieri said Harris refused to cooperate with police when tried to get in his car and take him into custody. The sheriff said he took off and hit two police vehicles and a concrete pole, then began firing a handgun at detectives, hitting one of them in the lower torso.
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