Multiple Fatalities in Florida, Armed Robbery Suspects Hijack UPS Truck

Posted: Dec 05, 2019 7:23 PM

Authorities say four people have died, including two gunmen, during a shooting incident that started in Coral Gables, Florida. After opening fire during a robbery, two suspects reportedly hijacked a UPS truck driver and led officers on a dangerous police chase. The Miami Herald reports the incident ended in a dramatic shootout on a busy street in Miramar. 

(Via NBC News 6)

The incident began with an robbery at Regent Jewelers at 386 Miracle Mile just after 4 p.m., Coral Gables Police said, with Miramar Police confirming that there were multiple fatalities as a result of the officer-involved shooting.

Coral Gables Police Chief Ed Hudak said multiple suspects exchanged gunfire with a jewelry shop worker, with some bullets hitting city hall across the street. Footage showed multiple police officers at the scene and several evidence markers on the ground.

Hudak said a woman who works at the jewelry shop was injured in the incident, but no one else was injured.

Shortly after the shootout, the suspects abducted a UPS driver at gunpoint and fled in the driver's truck.

Authorities began a pursuit of the UPS truck, which sped up Interstate 75 into South Florida's Broward County.

After exiting I-75, the truck made its way through Pembroke Pines and Miramar with dozens of officers in pursuit.

When the truck became stopped in traffic at a light near Miramar Parkway and Flamingo Road, shots were fired and the pursuit ended.

Police say the UPS driver and an innocent bystander have been killed. 

This is a breaking news story that will be updated as needed.