Sunday, November 13, 2011

Police: officer shoots at officer, goes for pizza

( LAUDERHILL, Fla. - A Lauderhill police officer fired 10 shots at another officer, but missed, said police.

Detectives said the shooting happened in a busy shopping area after 7 p.m. Saturday in the 5600 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard.

The officer who was shot at was working an off-duty detail at the time, but police said she was in a marked cruiser and in uniform. The shooter, Officer Kristopher Bieger, pulled up in his personal car and quickly fired 10 shots at the other police officer, and then took off.

Local 10 sources say that the shooting stems from a domestic situation between the two officers; allegedly, the officer who was targeted had broken up with the shooter on Friday. Police would only confirm that the two worked the same shift and knew each other.

After a three hour manhunt, Davie police and the SWAT team arrested the shooter at 14800 Griffin Road, inside a pizza shop.

"He ordered two slices," said Sam Karia, a witness. "He was buggin' out on the phone. Actually someone heard him crying on the phone to somebody."

When the SWAT team entered the shop, witnesses say the shooter prepared for the takedown.

"He told us all to hide in the back, away from the windows," a witness said.

The shooter has been suspended without pay. The gun he used was not his service weapon; it was his personal firearm.

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