Man fires at police officer, perimeter set up
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Miami-Dade Police is searching for a man who they said opened fire on an off-duty police officer, Monday morning.
Authorities have set up a large perimeter in the area of Southwest 280th Street and US 1. Police are looking for Gregory Wright. Officials believe he kidnapped his girlfriend before firing a gunshot at an officer. "He had fled on foot with Mrs. Bonita Jones as a hostage," said Miami-Dade Police Lt. Rosanna Cordero-Stutz.
According to Miami-Dade Police, around 7:30 a.m., an off-duty West Miami police officer driving down US 1 saw suspicious activity, and at that point, police said, Wright opened fire. "At that time, that officer was shot at, she was in her vehicle at the time of the shooting, she did return fire," said Cordero-Stutz. "The specifics of where they were exactly at the time of the shooting at this time are unknown."
The police officer was not injured.
Wright managed to get away with his girlfriend. "What is important, that we want the community to be aware of is that right now, we have an active perimeter from 278th Street all the way south to 284th Street," said Cordero-Stutz.
South Dade Skill Center located at 28300 SW 152 Avenue is on lock down as the search continues.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Wright, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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