A Florida man who opened fire on police following a dramatic car chase was shot and killed by cops Friday, according to reports.
The deadly incident began during a workplace dispute at City Electric Supply in Sweetwater — when the suspect, identified as Yordany Rodriguez Perez, hopped into his BMW and began chasing another man, Local 10 reported.
Yordany lost control of his car and struck a tree, then got out and began shooting at responding officers around 11 a.m., according to News 7 Miami.
“He jumped out of his car and opened fire,” spokesperson Officer Rey Valdes, said during a press conference.
Perez, 25, of Hialeah, was subsequently killed by the cops near Miami-Dade Police Department station “as a result of the gunfire exchange with officers,” the Doral Police spokesperson told CNN.
One of the Doral officers, Johnny Beautelus, 31, was shot in his chest, leg and arm, reports said. A bulletproof vest likely saved his life, noted the police department spokesman.
“Fortunately, he was wearing a bulletproof vest,” Valdes said, according to News 7 Miami. “The bulletproof vest took the round.”
He is currently listed in serious but stable condition, the outlet reported.
A second officer, Daniel Vilarchao, was grazed on the left cheek by either glass or shrapnel, local news outlets reported. The 21-year-old was taken to a local hospital, according to reports.
“It’s just a stark reminder of the danger that our officers face,” said Valdes.
A bystander who, according to Valdes, was “in the wrong place at the wrong time” suffered relatively minor leg injuries, according to CNN.