An unidentified woman in her mid-20’s was shot and killed by police in South Beach, Florida after she mowed down an officer in her fancy BMW. Allegedly, just before hitting the police officer, she had crashed her car into another vehicle.
Chief Daniel Oates shared with reporters that the victim was driving a black BMW when she ran through a red light and crashed into a Mercedes. An officer who was patrolling the area over the Columbus Day holiday weekend attempted to get the woman in the BMW to stop, but she just drove straight toward him and knocked him over.
Another officer present on the scene began shooting at the woman who lost control of her vehicle and collided with another vehicle parked on the side of the road. Medics transported the woman to a nearby hospital, but it was too late to do anything to save her life.
The police officer who was run over by the lady in the BMW was reported in stable condition after reportedly losing consciousness for an extended amount of time.
Shocked witnesses who saw the entire incident from beginning to end were shaken up and confused as to what could have caused the woman to act so irrationally.
Miguel Garcia, a witness to the situation, said that the woman jumped in her car and just started driving away after hitting the Mercedes. Then she just aimed her vehicle at the police officer trying to stop her, while another officer began shooting four or five times at her vehicle. Then, the car lost control and the chaos was over.
Two women from Philadelphia told who were eating at a nearby restaurant corroborated the first witnesses story by stating that they saw the woman slam into the back of another car and then just drive off.