Police Sergeant Joseph Bautista was discharged from Memorial Regional Hospital where he was hospitalized on Monday after being shot in the arm by suspects who stole a vehicle and sparked a chase that began in Golden Beach and ended in Hollywood with the arrest of the subjects.

Bautista said he was “happy to have been able to use my training to bring my family”. The sergeant was greeted with honors by his colleagues who applauded his bravery and heroism.

Bautista “underwent an operation involving two metal plates with 6 screws and it will take 6 months to recover”, explained Alexander Díaz, administrator of the city of Golden Beach, who stressed that “the life of the officers is very important yesterday l officer couldn’t be with her daughter at her first ballet because she was there,” she said, referring to the hospital.

Hollywood police have arrested the suspected shooter identified as Jordan Elijah Christophe, who faces charges of attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and theft of vehicle.

They also arrested another suspect identified as Marvens Vauze, who faces charges of stealing a vehicle and resisting an officer without violence.

Authorities have confirmed “that in South Florida (there are) more and more stolen cars and there is more crime”.

This weekend there has been an increase in car thefts in South Florida, in the early hours of this Sunday in Southwest Miami, a woman’s vehicle was stolen at gunpoint. a weapon.

A few hours later, another car theft was recorded in Pompano Beach, but the thief did not count on the mechanical breakdown of the vehicle which caught fire in the middle of the escape, which allowed the capture of the suspect as he tried to escape.

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