4 killed in shootout following theft of UPS truck in Florida: Police

4 killed in shootout following theft of UPS truck in Florida: Police

4 killed in shootout following theft of UPS truck in Florida: Police originally appeared on abcnews.go.com

Two suspects and two civilians died in Florida on Thursday after an attempted robbery led to the theft of a UPS truck and a shootout with police.

PHOTO: Authorities in Florida have confirmed ‘multiple fatalities’ following a shootout after suspects allegedly stole a UPS truck, Dec. 5, 2019, in Coral Gables, Fla. (WPLG)

The incident began at a jewelry store in Coral Gables, police said. At least one store employee was injured. That person’s status is unknown.

The two suspects, police said, then carjacked a UPS truck, holding the driver hostage during police pursuit.

The driver was among those killed, along with an innocent bystander at the scene of the shootout.

The attempted theft began around 4:15 p.m. local time, FBI Special Agent in Charge George Piro told reporters later Thursday night.

As the suspects fled Regent Jewelers, shots were fired, and the two men carjacked the UPS truck before leading authorities on a high speed pursuit, Piro said.

The two suspects died in a firefight with police. It’s unclear how the truck driver and bystander were killed — whether it was gunfire from the suspects or if they were caught in the crossfire with police.

The FBI is leading the investigation.

ABC News’ Michael Kreisel and Darren Reynolds contributed to this story.


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