Video shows Florida trooper jump onto hood, fire into car

AP News
Posted: May 27, 2016 6:47 AM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A video clip from a gas station surveillance camera shows a Florida Highway Patrol trooper pull his motorcycle next to a car during a traffic stop, and then jump onto its hood before firing through the windshield.

The 33-second video shows the car driving away Wednesday morning, flinging Trooper Miseal Diaz to the road.

Spokesman Joe Sanchez says department policy allows troopers to fire into a vehicle if they fear for their lives and that Diaz was in fear during the confrontation in Miami Gardens.

The Miami Herald ( ) reports the driver, who'd been shot twice in the arm and once in the chest, crashed head-on into a SUV about a mile away. He was dead when paramedics arrived. His name and race haven't been released. The trooper is Hispanic.


Information from: The Miami Herald,