A 17-year-old burglary suspect was shot in Rockledge, FL, overnight by a police officer after a car chase which resulted in a police cruiser being hit and the suspect’s getaway vehicle wrecked in a ditch.
Police first responded to the area of Hawk and Cogswell streets just before midnight on Thursday, after getting several calls from residents about two individuals breaking into cars.
The two fled from the officers in a white Toyota Corolla and at some point in the chase one of the police cruisers was hit by the suspects’ car.
The police officers tried to stop the suspects’ vehicle, which fled, actually striking one of the patrol cars, as it fled.
The Corolla ended up crashing into a ditch at the intersection and when the two suspects got out of the car, one was shot by Cpl. Nick Galluzzi, a 17-year-veteran of the department.
The other individual was captured by the officers a short time later.