An officer with the Hollywood Police Department who was shot by a suspect has succumbed to his wounds, according Hollywood Police.
The Hollywood Police officer who was killed is identified as 28-year-old Yandy Chirino.
— Lorena Estrada (@EstradaLorena) October 18, 2021
The suspect, 18-year-old Jason Banegas, is charged with armed burglary battery on a police officer, resisting with violence and first-degree murder. according to HPD.
We noticed flags are now at half-staff outside the Hollywood Police Department. Still waiting on an update from PD.
— Brooke Shafer (@BrookeShaferTV) October 18, 2021
The shooting happened when Hollywood police responded to a suspicious incident reported near the 4000th block of North Hills Drive, outside of the Emerald Hills Country Club on Sunday.
According to the Hollywood Police Department responding officers got into an altercation with the suspect.
The injured officer was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where he was pronounced dead, according HPD.
The American flag outside the Hollywood Police Department has been lowered to half-staff and the department is holding a press conference at this hour.
WATCH LIVE: Hollywood Police is holding a press conference regarding an officer who was killed overnight.
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) October 18, 2021
The Hollywood Police Department will be holding a
media briefing this morning at the Hollywood Police Department. Media, please be at the Hollywood Police Department by 10 am. The media briefing will begin promptly at 10:30.
— HollywoodFL Police (@HollywoodFLPD) October 18, 2021
Officers were also seen outside the police station crying and wearing a band on their badges, which they wear while mourning.