Image

10:41 AM / Thursday October 19, 2017

10 Oct 2017

22-year-old Temple student killed by Miami Police

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
October 10, 2017 Category: Local Posted by:

NBC10–A Temple University student was shot and killed by police after she allegedly ran her car over a Miami Beach officer Sunday, officials said.

Cariann Denise Hithon, 22, was driving a black BMW at a high rate of speed when she crashed into two vehicles on 12th Street and Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida, according to investigators.

Police say she then fled the scene”The car was coming westbound from Ocean on 12th and went through the red light, struck an occupied car on 12th and Collins,” said Dan Oates, the Miami Beach Police Chief.

“At some point, the driver made a decision to speed away and she continued west on 12th Street.”

As she was fleeing from the crash, she struck another vehicle on Lincoln Drive, police said.

Several people surrounded the driver, telling her to get out of the car. Once police arrived on the scene and asked Hithon to get out of the car, she allegedly slammed the accelerator and ran over a police officer.

“One of the cops was in front of the car and when they were yelling at her to get out of the car, she just started the car again,” said Miguel Garcia, a witness.

Police officers then fired several shots at Hithon’s black BMW, striking her.

Both Hithon and the officer were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where the woman later died.

Hithon, from Bowie, Maryland, was in South Florida celebrating her 22nd birthday, a family member told NBC 6. She transferred to Temple University this year and was studying political science and philosophy.

The officer, later identified as David Cajuso, was hospitalized in stable condition and later released.

“Our officer who was injured, we know he lost consciousness at the scene for a period of time,” said Oates. “He is now at the hospital. He is stable and alert but he is being treated for his head injury and undetermined at this time internal injuries.”

Image

Police haven’t released the name of the officer involved in the shooting. The shooting remains under investigation.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Go With The-Flo

The Evelyn Lozada Foundation kicks off Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Evelyn Lozada (Photo: Kathy Hutchins / shutterstock) By Florence Anthony The Evelyn Lozada Foundation (ELF)...

Seniors

Savvy Senior: Getting a handle on prescription medications

October 13, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m concerned that my 80-year-old mother is taking too many medications. She currently takes...

Food And Beverage

Think Outside the Lunchbox

October 13, 2017

Family Features Eating the same thing every day can make lunch seem so “blah.” Now’s the perfect...

Entertainment

South African musician Hugh Masekela battles prostate cancer

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Hugh Masekela  (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)   associated press JOHANNESBURG — South African musician Hugh...

Health

Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case

October 17, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday that vacated a $72 million award...

Oasis

Active community assistance: Five helpful ways to lend a hand

October 13, 2017

Family Features Social responsibility comes in all shapes and sizes, but ultimately it comes down to one...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff