Police: Man arrested after committing 2 burglaries, shooting at police in El Portal

Police: Man arrested after committing 2 burglaries, shooting at police in El Portal

EL PORTAL, Fla. – A 54-year-old man was arrested early Thursday morning in connection with two burglaries and a shooting in El Portal. According to authorities, two El Portal police officers responded to a burglary in progress the morning of Oct. 7 in the 200 block of Northeast 87th Street. Police said the homeowner wasn’t home but saw the burglary happening on his Ring surveillance camera. According to authorities, the officers, who were in two separate cars, saw a pickup truck leaving the scene and followed it west on Northeast 87th Street. After all three vehicles turned left on 79th Street from Northeast Second Avenue the driver fired a gun at the officers before jumping out and taking off running between buildings, authorities said. Police said the driver got away, …
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