Wrong-Way Chase, Crash & Deadly Deputy Involved Shooting On I-95

Sources tell Contact 5 investigators the suspect is connected to a shooting in Boynton Beach this morning

Sources tell Contact 5 investigators the suspect is connected to a shooting in Boynton Beach this morning

Interstate 95 northbound is closed at Lantana Road due to heavy police activity.

LANTANA, Fla. (AP) - A man killed a woman in a Florida shopping center parking lot Wednesday, dragged her into his SUV and then drove the wrong-way on a Florida interstate before he was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy, officials said.

About 15 minutes laters, deputies received more calls about a black Nissan Rogue driving the wrong way down I-95 in Lantana, Florida.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said between six to eight vehicles were involved in the crash.

The deputy then shot the driver, killing him, Bradshaw said.

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

The deputy who shot at the suspect was not injured, a Palm Beach County sheriff's spokesperson told the Associated Press.

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

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The officers rushed the Rogue and the trooper shocked the driver with his stun gun, but it didn't work, Bradshaw said.

After the incident, I-95 was closed in both directions for the investigation.

Officials say the shooting in Lantana is not connected to an earlier shooting in Boca Raton.

The unidentified woman, who was shot in Lake Worth, was also in the auto dead.

Police later determined the suspect shot and murdered the woman. Southbound lanes were also closed between Lantana Road and Hypoluxo Road, but they reopened shortly after noon.

Bradshaw said deputies are investigating the crash and the fatal shooting in Lake Worth, while the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the deputy-involved shooting.

The suspect was not immediately identified, pending notification to next of kin.

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