PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) – A Florida teenager is dead after being shot by police during a high-speed chase.
The Pensacola Police Department says a police officer fired shots into the vehicle of 17-year-old William Goodman after the teen ran over another officer’s leg.
The injured officer was treated and released at an area hospital. The officer who shot Goodman is on paid leave pending an investigation by state authorities.
Officers were trying to stop Goodman after numerous reports that he was driving recklessly and at excessive speeds. They said Goodman fled from them at speeds approaching 100 miles per hour.
The dead teen was scheduled for a court appearance next month on charges from earlier this year. According to prosecutors, Goodman killed a pedestrian in March while illegally passing another vehicle.
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