Monday – April 12, 2021

#2021-88140/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 04-12-2021 at 1200 hours, officers responded to the report of an armed robbery and carjacking that occurred at about 0100 hours. Caller reported stopping at nearby park to use the restroom, then being confronted, struck with a gun and knocked unconscious. Unknown suspect(s) took the victim’s keys, wallet, phone and car. Victim was unsure of exact location of the robbery and no scene was located. Community Service Officers responded to the scene to provide the victim a ride to his home in Parkland.

#2021-088065/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 04-12-2021 at 0956 hours, an officer was flagged down in the 5600 Block of ML King Jr Way S by an employee of a nearby convenience store regarding an assault that just occurred. The victim had followed the suspect out and quickly pointed him out to the officer. The victim advised the suspect refused to put on a mask once entering the business and became abusive after the victim asked him to put one on. The suspect was taken into custody and booked for Assault 4, Harassment, and Obstructing a Public Officer. A Type 2 Use of Force was completed.

#2021-88439/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 04-12-2021 at 1807 hours, witnesses called 911 to report a dark SUV, with a suspect standing up out of the vehicle’s sunroof, firing a rifle. Officers located evidence of a shooting, but no victims or property damage were found.

#2021-088528/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-12-2021 at 2100 hours, a member of the LEAD program who had established residency in a hotel located in the 10700 block of Meridian Av N was asked to leave by the hospitality staff of that hotel. That man called police and alleged that he was being targeted for an unlawful eviction both because of his race and homeless status. Hotel staff denied having any biases that may have contributed to their wish to have the caller leave, and all parties were ultimately content to have the matter documented and were provided with business cards with incident numbers.

#2021-088632/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-12-2021 at 2349 hours, officers responded to a report of an accidental discharge of a firearm inside an apartment unit. The subject had just returned home from his evening walk and was unloading his firearm that he had bought with him. He racked the slide to eject the chambered round but forgot to remove the magazine prior to doing so. Upon squeezing the trigger, a round discharged into the floor of his unit. The round did not penetrate into the unit below but a welfare check was conducted on the resident directly below him.