WEST PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities have arrested a man following a shooting in West Park that sent a woman to the hospital and led to a police pursuit across three counties that ended in Palm Beach County.
Cellphone video captured the moment police officers with their guns drawn took 41-year-old Shawn Michael Williams into custody along Interstate 95, near Delray Beach, Saturday night.
He faces one count of first-degree attempted murder.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the violent chain of events started hours earlier in West Park. Deputies responded to the scene of a shooting along the 4000 block of Southwest 18th Street, shortly after 6 p.m.
Responding deputies found the victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound.
Paramedics transported the patient to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. As of Sunday night, her condition is unknown.
Investigators said Miami-Dade Police officers located the suspect in an unspecified part of the county, and a pursuit northbound on I-95 ensued.
Detectives said the man continued north through Broward County and into Palm Beach County.
Authorities said Williams was taken into custody just after 7:50 p.m. on I-95 near Congress Avenue. A standoff ended without incident, but it created a traffic nightmare for drivers.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers responded to help with traffic control.
Williams was placed under arrest. In addition to first-degree attempted murder, he was also charged with fleeing and eluding and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Williams is being held in a Palm Beach County jail. It remains unclear when he will be extradited to Broward County.
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