1 dead after police-involved shooting
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are investigating a police-involved shooting that left a man dead after he allegedly waved a gun inside a Miami-Dade Transit bus, Saturday.
According to Miami-Dade Police, they received several calls from passengers on board a transit bus after someone flashed a gun. "The original 911 call was because of the fact that this individual was flashing a firearm, and passengers once they saw it, they immediately contacted the police," said Miami-Dade Police detective Alvaro Zabaleta.
The suspect got off the bus, walked across the street to Miami-Dade Collage North Campus near Northwest 87th Avenue and 114th Street. When officers made contact with the suspect, shots were fired. The suspect was shot and killed.
One witness who did not want to show his face on camera said, "He was coming out from the bus, and he got shot, and I guess coz he said he had a bomb ... I'm not sure."
Police said, when they approached the body, they made an alarming find. "And that's where they discovered that he had in his other hand what appeared to be a grenade," said Zabaleta.
Bomb Squad was immediately called to the scene. They used a robot to get a closer look.
A few blocks down, in Opa-Locka, police stopped the bus to interview witnesses. "And, at the same time, we want to be able to sweep that bus to make sure because of the fact that this individual is holding what appears to be a grenade, but he didn't leave any on the bus, and the bus is safe," said Zabaleta.
At this time, police have not confirmed if the device was a grenade.
Police believe the suspect was working alone.
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