Florida Police Officer Wounded in 'Ambush' Shooting

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Posted at 11:05 AM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 06:08:43-05

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A south Florida police officer has been shot and wounded in what his chief is calling an ambush attack.

Miami Gardens Police Chief Antonio Brooklen told reporters Friday that Officer David Starling's injuries are not life-threatening. Brooklen says officers arrested a suspect after a short car chase that ended when the suspect's vehicle crashed.

Brooklen said Starling was fired upon numerous times Friday morning as he filled out an accident report in his marked patrol vehicle. The suspect also fired at other officers during the chase. Brooklen says no shots were fired by police. The chief said a motive for the shooting isn't known.

Starling is listed in good condition at a local hospital. No further details were immediately available.

Miami Gardens is about 16 miles north of Miami.