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Reward offered for suspect who fired on Polk deputies

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POLK COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

The Polk County Sheriff's office is offering a 5 thousand dollar reward for information leading to the capture of 21 year old Eleno Suarez. Authorities say he and a group of other individuals lead deputies on a chase in the area of Highway 630 and Hopson Road where Suarez fired shots at the deputies pursuing them.

"We are asking for your help in locating a very dangerous subject" said Polk Sheriff Grady Judd. "If you will shoot at armed deputies, you will shoot at anyone. We need to get him in custody before anyone else falls victim to this nasty thug."

During the chase, Suarez lost control of the car he was driving in a rural area of State Road 64 and US 98 in Hardee County.  Deputies were able to apprehend Suarez's five passengers, however, Suarez fled on foot. 

His passengers have been charged with crimes ranging from armed home invasion to resisting arrest.

Suarez now faces charges of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and is considered armed and dangerous.

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