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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Broward sheriff's deputies and Miami-Dade Police thought a man they had chased through two counties was reaching for a gun in his car when they fired, wounding him and killing a Sheriff's Office K-9 dog, a police report released Friday said.
Delvin Lewis, 27, was shot three times during the Thursday morning confrontation in the parking lot of Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition. It was unclear if he had been moved to jail.
Lewis had fled after allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Annie Taylor, at her Oakland Park home. Officials said Taylor saw a gun in Lewis' waistband, then got her own gun and fired at him, "missing him," according to the Miami-Dade Police report.
Sheriff's deputies saw Lewis' car on Interstate 95 and began pursuing him south and then east to Miami Beach. Miami-Dade Police officers joined the chase. At one point, when officers forced Lewis to stop in the area of 4100 Alton Road and surrounded his car, he drove backward and nearly hit two of them, according to the report.
When Lewis drove into the hospital parking lot, deputies and Miami-Dade and Miami Beach police ordered him out of the vehicle "numerous times," the report said.
He refused, and Oozi, a Sheriff's Office K-9, was sent into Lewis' vehicle. Lewis "violently fought the police dog," the report states.
"As the defendant fought the K-9 dog, deputies and police officers observed the defendant making a reaching motion toward the floorboard, as if attempting to reach a handgun," the report states. "The law enforcement officers, fearing for their lives, discharged their duty weapons."
Lewis, of Lauderhill, has been charged with aggressive fleeing and eluding, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest with violence and being principal to injure or kill a police dog.
Neither the Sheriff's Office nor Miami-Dade police would say whether any weapon was found on Lewis or in his car. Sheriff's Office spokesman Jim Leljedal said Lewis is responsible for the dog's death because his actions led to the confrontation.
A memorial for Oozi, a 7- 1/2 -year-old Belgian Malinois that worked out of the Sheriff's Office Cooper City station, is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cooper City High School.