Person of interest in custody in Dade City hit-and-run that injured officer

Devyne Fields, 19, was taken into custody in Leon County.
Dade City Police Department Officer Kevin Burns, 38, was intentionally struck on Dec. 2.

DADE CITY, Fla. (WFLA) – The person of interest in a hit-and-run that injured a Dade City police officer is now in custody.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said Devyne Fields, 19, was taken into custody in Leon County.

Officer Kevin Burns, 38, was intentionally struck as he approached a 4-door Nissan Altima that was stopped in the road in the 14000 block of State Street the evening of Saturday, Dec. 2.

Officer Burns was transported by Bayflight to Bayonet Point Hospital in Hudson. Burns, who is a father of five, suffered road rash to his cheeks and nose.

Prior to being hit, Burns called for backup, saying the vehicle’s occupant may be involved in a drug transaction.

Police video revealed the suspect’s vehicle was owned by the Hertz Corporation and was reported stolen on Nov. 6.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office later named Devyne Fields a person of interest in the case.

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