BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A Boynton Beach police officer is recovering after surviving a high speed chase and gunshot wound.
Update, MON 10:15 AM: The name of a man who shot a Boynton Beach police officer after a high speed chase is expected to be released Monday.
Police say the chase started in Boynton Beach when the man tried to shoot another man at his house.
Officers followed him down I-95 into Broward County and then back up to Delray Beach. That's where the man ditched his car and started running through backyards toward his mom's house. Police say the suspect stopped to shoot at officers.
A Boynton Beach police officer was hit once. Police shot the suspect several times. "It was just police and troopers flying past her house, and the next thing we knew, they jumped just on the other side of first street here and started running toward the west with shotguns and guns and all kinds of ammo flying," said a witness.
The Boynton Beach police officer who was shot is expected to be okay. The suspect's condition is unknown.