2 from Florida detained in Nevada after freeway chase and shooting

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Two suspects injured by deputies at a roadblock near the Nevada-California border following a shooting and car chase in the middle of the night resided in Florida, a Nevada sheriff said Wednesday.

Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly also released body-worn video clips of the three SWAT deputies who she says fired 14 shots around 2 a.m. Monday to end a standoff over the State Route 372, a desert highway west of Pahrump.

Klim Miro, 28, of St. Petersburg, and Jade Hugee, 32, of Tampa, were arrested and taken to a Las Vegas hospital for treatment of injuries Wehrly said were not life-threatening.

After reports that they shot people in Tecopa, the two allegedly shot Inyo County deputies and California Highway Patrol officers who chased them for about two hours toward Nevada, Wehrly said. in recorded video.

Facing the roadblock, the suspects reportedly ignored orders to surrender and the effects of tear gas before a sheriff’s armored vehicle slammed into their vehicle and deputies began smashing passenger windows.

Deputies fired shots into the vehicle after Miro pointed a shotgun at them, Wehrly said. Authorities recovered a shotgun and a semi-automatic pistol after the arrests, she said.

Nye County Sheriff’s Lt. James McCrae and Deputies Nicholas Huggins and Elias Armendariz have been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending a Nevada Highway Patrol investigation into the shooting, Wehrly said.

In Nevada, Miro faces an assault with a weapon on an officer and armed resistance to an officer, and Hugee faces armed resistance and an accomplice to commit a crime, Wehrly said. They are also expected to face criminal charges in California.

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