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 (http://hrld.us/1NPID1e ) 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, http://www.herald.com