Cop shoots at cop
POSTED: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 2:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 4:58pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A Lauderhill, Florida police officer charged with shooting at a fellow cop was ordered held without bond Monday.
Officer Kristopher John Bieger, 30, made his first appearance in Broward court, where he was officially charged with premeditated attempted first-degree murder and discharging a firearm from a vehicle.
According to police, the shooting happened shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday .
Police say Bieger approached his fellow officer in his truck as she sat in her patrol car outside a Denny's and began shooting at her, firing 10 rounds.
One bullet went through her seat and hit her vest, but she was miraculously not hit by any of the other rounds.
The officer was working an off-duty job in the area but was in uniform.
Bieger was in plain clothes, police said.
"She's very fortunate to be here," Lauderhill Police Capt. Constance Stanley said Sunday. "It's very nerve-wracking to say the least to have to deal with something like this, especially when you're looking into one of your own."
Bieger fled the scene and was later taken into custody at a pizzeria in Davie.
According to the arrest report read by Judge John Hurley during Monday's court appearance, Bieger had been romantically involved with the other officer and had a history of repeatedly calling and harassing her.
The report said Bieger and the other officer had been involved in two to three months of verbal arguments before she finally broke up with him.
Bieger allegedly called other officers and "made certain admissions" regarding the shooting, Hurley said.
Bieger has been suspended without pay. He has been with the City of Lauderhill since 2006.
Police haven't released the other officer's name.