Coral Springs Police Officer Injured during Traffic Stop
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Chris Swinson, Officer, Police Department/Traffic Unit, Special Events Coordinator Public Information Officer Cswinson@coralsprings.org, (954) 346-1749
On May 7, 2019 at approx. 2:09 PM an officer with the Coral Springs Police Department came in contact with a white BMW sport utility vehicle at the 8200 block of Wiles Road. The Coral Springs Officer, a plain clothes detective wearing police insignia and badge, made contact with a male driver and one male passenger. During their interaction, our Detective was drug by the vehicle, discharged his firearm, and sustained non-life threatening injuries to his arms, hands, and legs. No other parties (including the driver or passenger) were injured during this encounter.
Our detective was in direct contact with Coral Springs dispatchers and a precautionary lockdown was placed on nearby schools to ensure the safety of those present (while our officers attempted to locate the subjects inside the white BMW). The driver was located in his vehicle a few blocks away and was taken into custody, without incident. The passenger was found in another location nearby and was also taken into custody without incident. The suspects are being interviewed by CSPD investigators and both scenes are being processed by our Crime Scene Technicians.
Once treated and released, our investigators will gather more information from our injured officer. We will then provide more information with members of the media. We appreciate your patience as we continue this on-going investigation and encourage those with any information to please contact our department’s non-emergency number at (954) 344-1800.
For direct contact regarding this incident you may contact me at (954) 444-9397 or by submitting an email request to CSPDPIO@coralsprings.org.
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