Man arrested after fleeing Venice officer gunfire, police say

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VENICE, Fla. (WFLA) — A 28-year-old man was arrested after leading police on a foot and vehicle chase and avoiding officer gunfire Saturday morning, the Venice Police Department said. .

Police arrested Kevin A Hamilton at an apartment on Armada Avenue.

The incident started on Menedez Street around 5 a.m.

The police department said an officer fired at Hamilton following a vehicle and foot chase. The suspect was reportedly able to flee the scene uninjured.

The officer is being treated for “minor abrasions.”

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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