Fatal shooting, chase lead to deadly crash in Florida

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Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies pursued the suspect as he drove south in the northbound lanes of I-95, causing a multi-car crash in Lantana, between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man who led authorities on a wrong-way chase on a Florida interstate Wednesday, leading to a crash that killed two people.

As deputies arrived at the shopping center, callers reported a southbound driver in the northbound lanes of nearby Interstate 95, Bradshaw said.

"A white male suspect shot a white female, put her in the vehicle and fled the scene", Bradshaw said.

Video from a television news helicopter showed several wrecked cars and debris scattered across highway lanes.

According to Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, the incident began when deputies received a call at 9:30 a.m. regarding a shooting at a Lake Worth shopping plaza.

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I-95 was closed in both directions in the area following the shooting.

Bradshaw said the FHP trooper attempted to use his Taser gun on the suspect, but that didn't work.

A deputy and a Florida Highway Patrol trooper arrived moments after the Rogue crashed into several vehicles, causing injuries.

Officials say the shooting in Lantana is not connected to an earlier shooting in Boca Raton. Bradshaw also told reporters the suspect also shot and injured a woman at a West Palm Beach motel Tuesday night. The Palm Beach deputy said the actions of the driver made him fear for his life, so he opened fire and killed the suspect. The deputy then shot and killed the suspect. Southbound lanes were also closed between Lantana Road and Hypoluxo Road, but they reopened shortly after noon.

FDLE is now investigating the deputy-involved shooting.

The suspect has been identified, but his name is being withheld by authorities.

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