MIAMI, Fla.- One man is in custody after a wild high-speed chase in Miami.
The chase began on I-95 and ended in Miami Gardens says officials. Authorities have not released the identity of the man, but family members identified the driver as 24-year-old Antonio Jackson. According to CBS4, the family told their reporter that Jackson would not stop during the chase because he was black and feared the police would kill him.
One officer did discharge a firearm during the event and the Miami Garden Police Department is saying they are investigating this further.
Authorities began chasing the 2016 white Chrysler on I-95 near 79th Street around 12:15 p.m. The driver then made his way onto Florida’s Turnpike northbound just north of the Golden Glades. He later got off the Turnpike minutes later near the Miami Dolphins’ stadium. That’s when the car slammed through the gates of the stadium property.
The chase continued as he made his way through a residential area. He drove through the sidewalk, barely missing other vehicles and drove against traffic a number of different times.
A Miami-Dade Police helicopter was seen hovering over the car as it made its way through the area. The car was a reported rental car.
The chase, lasting about 30 minutes, ended just before 12:45 p.m. after the car hit a police officer’s car near 183rd Street and NE 5th Court. After the crash the driver jumped out of the car where authorities stormed in to arrest him immediately.
After the event Miami-Dade Police said the chase started earlier at 191th Street and NW 27th Avenue. It was reported that the man allegedly threatened someone he knew on a metro bus and somehow made his way into a rental car to get away from the chase. Police have confirmed that the man was the only one inside the car during the chase.