Police-involved shooting ends with 1 man killed
MIRAMAR, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police said they were forced to fire on an armed subject who carjacked a vehicle full of passengers in a South Florida neighborhood.
The carjacking happened at around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday on the 1400 block of Southwest 97th Avenue in Pembroke Pines. Investigators said the subject carjacked a silver Honda Civic with four passengers inside. At around 11:05 p.m., Miramar Police located the stolen vehicle in the area of Southwest 21st Street in Miramar.
Police approached the vehicle, and an altercation between the subject and police ensued. Soon after gunfire broke out. "Two of our officers found a vehicle matching that description, shots were fired, the individual is deceased," said Miramar Police spokeswoman Tania Rues.
It remains unclear how the subject died. "I can't really speculate as to the exact details of what occurred," said Rues. "We do know that shots were fired." Police have identified the deceased as 28-year-old Jean Printemps.
The four victims, including two males and two females, were not injured during the ordeal. Kadeem McGown, one of the carjacking victims, said they tried to stay calm, as the assailant threatened their lives before letting them go. "We were just trying to stay calm," he said. "Once we said we didn't have any money, he really didn't know what to ask for or look for, so people were all hysterical, as he was telling us he has to kill somebody in order to get away."
A neighbor said he was watching a basketball game on TV when he heard gunshots ring out. "When I looked out the window, it was after the fact. The shooting was already done," said Rolla Magloire, "police all over the place swarming."
The shooting has left another neighbor on edge. "To know that shots were fired in a residential neighborhood, just feet away from my doorstep, it's surprising," said Yulanda Rini.
Authorities continue to investigate.
The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave.
The subject has not been identified as they are waiting to located the next of kin.
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