WEST PALM BEACH — Authorities say a man who had been shot at least 10 times drove himself to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office headquarters for help.
The man, who has not been identified, drove up to the building around 11 p.m. Thursday. A sheriff’s spokeswoman says the injured man was taken by helicopter to a Delray Beach hospital for treatment. He was expected to survive.
The man told authorities he was driving near the Palm Beach International Airport about a half hour earlier when an unknown man approached his vehicle, opened his passenger-side door and began firing, hitting him mostly in the torso.
The victim said he did not know the person who shot him.
Miami man killed while inspecting train tracks
MIAMI — Police say a Metromover car rolled over and killed a station supervisor as he inspected the tracks.
The accident happened Saturday. The computerized vehicle, which is not driven by a conductor, was stopped, but moved forward for an unknown reason.
Police found the body about 100 feet from the platform; the identity of the supervisor wasn’t released.
This is the second public transit worker death in the last week.
Robbery suspect shot in Miami-Dade County
MIAMI — Miami-Dade Police are investigating a shooting that left a robbery suspect dead and involved a detective.
Police said robbery detectives were called by a victim of a robbery Friday night at around 11 p.m.
The detectives discovered the suspect, who was still armed. According to police, a confrontation ensued and a detective — whose name was not released — discharged his weapon.
The suspect, whose name was also not released, was taken to a local hospital where he died.
Road worker seriously injured by truck driver
PALM SPRINGS — Authorities say a construction worker was seriously injured when he was hit by a truck while working on a Palm Springs road.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reports that 54-year-old Ernest Chambers Howell was wearing a traffic vest in a marked construction area early Friday morning when 19-year-old Tiffany Ann-Marie Lanieri drove through traffic cones and hit him. Howell was part of a road crew that was working on a resurfacing project.
Howell was taken by helicopter to a Delray Beach hospital and was expected to survive.
Authorities were investigating the cause of the crash.
Man charged with beating 8-month-old puppy to death
LAKE CITY — Authorities say a Lake City man beat a puppy to death and encouraged two boys to help him.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reports that 26-year-old Jerry David Barker Jr. was arrested Monday on a warrant for felony animal cruelty and child abuse without bodily harm.
Authorities say the two boys were playing with the 8-month-old dog in their yard when the puppy apparently nipped at one of them. Barker became angry and started kicking and beating the animal. A sheriff’s spokesman says Barker then tied the dog up and hit him with a shovel, a nail-studded board and a garden hose.
Sarasota man sentenced to 15 years for fatal crash
LARGO — A Sarasota man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for causing a crash that killed a Dunedin elementary school teacher.
A Pinellas County judge handed down 26-year-old James Fancher’s sentence, the maximum allowed by law, at a hearing Friday. He had been found guilty in April of vehicular homicide.
Authorities say Fancher’s car was traveling around 75 mph in a 45 mph zone in October 2007 when he crashed into a sport utility vehicle with three people inside. Police say 26-year-old Jennifer Nolletti was thrown from the back seat and died at the scene of the crash.
— Herald wire services