Body camera video shows police response when two men flee from traffic stop in Miami Beach – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

MIAMI BEACH, FL. (WSVN) – New body camera footage shows the moments after two men got out of their luxury car and led police on a foot chase in Miami Beach.

The footage, obtained exclusively by 7News, shows the chaos that followed the Mercedes Maybach being bailed out after police attempted to carry out a traffic stop on February 13.

“Put your hands up,” an officer shouts.

“Hey, be careful, be careful,” another officer said.

According to Miami Beach police, the traffic stop occurred because the Maybach had dark tints and did not have a tail light.

But as the car slowly came to a stop, the passenger and driver abandoned the luxury car in the area of ​​Eighth Street and Euclid.

As officers began their area search for the suspects, they heard that a gun might be involved.

“Subject may be armed,” an officer says on the body camera video.

The police are seen sprinting to find the two men who escaped the routine traffic stop.

“The vehicle fled. We have a rescue plan,” the officer said.

“Someone ran,” another officer said.

Throughout their search, body camera videos show police asking beachgoers if they had seen the suspects.

“Hey, did you see anyone running?” » asked an officer.

“He ran west,” an officer said.

The police search led officers through the alleys and residential streets of South Beach.

As police searched, surveillance video showed one of the fleeing suspects jumping into the bushes of an apartment building at Ninth Street and Meridian.

But it didn’t take long before he was found.

“Put your hands up,” one officer said.

“You’re going to get up!” another officer said as he stood over the suspect.

The video shows the suspect being pulled from the landscaping bushes and taken into custody.

The suspect was later identified as 30-year-old Javaaughn Carrawell. He is originally from St. Louis, Missouri.

Shortly after police ordered Carrawell to leave his hiding place with his hands in the air, they found a discarded gun on the ground.

“It’s not loaded,” one officer said.

Officers then detailed what the recovered weapon looked like.

The other subject, the driver of the Maybach, was never found. He remains at large.

Security video captured the audio of witnesses in South Beach describing the chaos they saw.

“The police catch someone. GTA, GTA Vice City,” one person said.

Witnesses link the ordeal to the popular video game themed around South Florida’s crime savagery.

That night, for those watching the scene unfold, it was life imitating art.

Carrawell now faces several charges of openly carrying a weapon and resisting arrest.

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