One dead in police-involved shooting
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Police said an officer had no choice but to shoot a suspect after he tried to run over his partner.
Officials said the shooting happened in the parking lot of a pawn shop located at Northwest 14th Avenue and Northwest 77th Terrace, at around 10:30 Tuesday morning. After a lengthy investigation at the scene, police began clearing at around 4 p.m.
According to police an undercover police officer was trying to contact a suspect and asked the subject for an ID. He told police to wait a second, and he would get it from his car. Miami-Dade Police Lt. Roseanne Cordero-Stutz said, "This individual, instead of obtaining his ID jumped in the vehicle and threw it in reverse, apparently in an attempt to flee from the detectives."
As he sped out of the parking lot, police said, he clipped another officer at the scene and broke her arm. Police said it was then the undercover fired a single shot that would kill the driver.
According to a witness who works across the street, a police officer was trying to conduct a routine traffic stop when the driver of a Volkswagen did not comply. "They made it known, they made it known they were police officers," said Tim Braynem. "They told him to get out. They had their badges out and were telling him, 'Get out the vehicle, get out the vehicle.'"
The driver was transported by ground to Jackson Memorial Hospital where doctors would later pronounce him dead. Police have not Identified the suspect.
A Female passenger was also taken into custody. Police have not said whether she faces any charges.
Police towed away the suspect's vehicle from the scene, and the investigation continues.
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