Charges Dropped Against Suspect Involved in Second Urban Beach Week Police Shooting
Charges have been dropped against Carlos King, the suspect involved in the second police shooting during the hectic Monday, May 20th Miami Beach morning during Urban Beach Week. King, a 45-year-old fire captain from South Carolina, was driving his car at a high speed, seemingly uncontrollably, at a female Miami Beach police officer. The officer shot at King's car, and he was charged with a DUI, But those charges have now been dropped.
"I don't know what happened. I was driving south on Washington Avenue behind a car that was cruising too slow. I drove around him and the traffic light was red," King told police at the time. "I crashed into the police car that was parked in the middle of the street."
A captain with the North Charleston Fire Department captain, King was suspended from his job at the time.
Now according to WCIV, King has been reinstated as the charges have been dropped.
Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office spokesman Ed Griffith tells the station that no blood test was performed, and the office did not have enough evidence to pursuit the DUI charges. So now its merely a case of reckless driving.
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