Yesterday, an individual committed a robbery by sudden snatching in the area of US 19 and Flora Avenue. As he was fleeing the robbery, the individual struck another vehicle and this crash was witnessed by Pasco Sheriff’s deputies after which a short pursuit was initiated before being disengaged due to the suspect traveling at over 100 mph.
Shortly after the pursuit was discontinued, the suspect lost control of his vehicle as he continued heading northbound on US 19 and struck Deputy Henrici’s vehicle at approximately 70 mph. This crash is captured in the below body worn camera footage and again highlights the dangers our deputies face every shift.
The suspect fled the scene on foot and was apprehended shortly after.
Thankfully, Deputy Henrici and the suspect suffered only minor injuries.