VIDEO: Woman Drives Through Crowd Then Runs Down Officer With Her Car – Gets Shot

A Miami Beach police officer fatally shot Cariann Hithon as she ran down another officer.

A Miami Beach police officer fatally shot Cariann Hithon as she ran down another officer.

Miami Beach Police – Cariann Hithon Shooting Video

Miami Beach, FL – Video has been released of a suspect driving through a crowd and running down a police officer before she was fatally shot by the police Sunday evening (video below.)

The incident happened at around 6:15 PM as Cariann Hithon, 22, got into her black BMW in the 1400 block of Ocean Drive took off south, according to Local 10.

Hithon passed other cars in the oncoming lane before striking two vehicles at the intersection of 12th Street and Ocean Drive.

She then continued to drive west on 12th Street and ran a red light at Collins Ave, and struck another vehicle.

Witnesses and officers approached, trying to help the victims and check on Hithon. She then drove through the crowd and ran down a Officer David Cajuso with her car.

“All of the sudden, she like, starts the car and runs over the policeman,” a witness told Local 10.

Another officer fired their gun to stop Hithon, and struck Hithon at least once.

“She’s going to jail,” the cameraman said. He was wrong.

Officers performed CPR to Hithon on scene and she was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Officer Cajuso was knocked unconscious when the car hit him. The details of his injuries have not been disclosed, but he was treated at the hospital and released.

The officer who shot Cariann Hithon has been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is being investigated.

While the shooting appears to be legally justified, the agency policy is much more strict than the legal requirements for deadly force.

Up until May, the policy for firing at moving vehicles stated that deadly force was allowed if “a person in the vehicle is immediately threatening the officer or another person with deadly force by means other than the vehicle.”

Yes, that means if somebody is actively murdering an officer with a vehicle, officers couldn’t shoot them under policy. San Francisco PD recently adopted a policy with similar wording.

After the recent vehicle terrorist attacks, the policy was changed to be a bit more ambiguous, stating, “a moving vehicle alone shall not presumptively constitute a threat that justifies an officer’s use of deadly force.” This revised policy appears to allow for lethal force against somebody who’s actively using a car to hit people, and not just driving towards them.

You can see the shooting video below. WARNING: Graphic content:

  • JBo

    Stupid decisions produce expected results. Next?

  • ProUSAProGOD

    At least this crazy woman won’t ever hurt anyone again. Hope the officer and others hurt will recover completely.

  • TheCerealKiller

    Good.

  • Treadingjello

    Listening to the commentary prior to the plowing down of the officer, you can hear bystanders remarking that police are probably ‘trying to get their stories together’. SMH… Ridiculous.

    • defiant_one

      They were talking about the driver and passenger
      ..

  • chuck334

    Good job Blue. Keeping the gene pool cleaner one moron at a time.

  • SpankyPE

    Too many slackers standing around. Don’t you have anything productive to do? Jobs…a life…?

    • Deborah S. Hoobler

      It was on Sunday. A lot of people don’t work on Sundays.

  • LEO

    I fully expect some Pu$$y a$$ Chief to throw this officer under the bus, especially if the person shot is black.

  • Bobdole10

    Blacks. That’s all I got to say about that. (In Forrest Gump voice)

  • JEmlay

    I have no thoughts on this until Kaepernick’s knee tells me what to think.

  • mac

    Waiting now for the protest over the shooting of a nice church going ,hard working lady.

  • suzy diamond

    OMG!! HOW CRAZY is this woman!!! I hope the cop and others w/be okay! Put HER away for a LOOONG time!

    • Deborah S. Hoobler

      Obviously, like others, you didn’t read the article. She died.

  • Not2pc4U

    I am just upset the policeman was hurt. Besides that, like the man said in the Video, “whats wrong with the bitch?”, actually don’t really care, she is gone now.

  • Mblock

    Where is BLM? They love their criminal heroes. She tried to kill a cop so this makes her their queen. Neanderthals.

  • Bert Mc

    Good! No need to spend money for the asshole!

  • Mike Vee

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

  • gramdaisy

    I can’t believe they changed the law at this time when people are actually using autos to commit murder! Stupid.

  • Rachel

    “What’s wrong with the bitch?” Valid question. I guess we won’t know.