Miami-Dade officer in critical situation, suspect dead in Liberty City shooting

MIAMI – A Miami-Dade police officer was critically injured and a theft suspect is dead after a violent confrontation in the road.

According to police, Robbery Intervention Detail detectives noticed a car that was concerned in an armed theft in the realm of NW 62 Street and NW 17 Avenue.

They pulled the driving force over however he refused to get out of the car, in line with CBS4 information associate The Miami Herald.

In an try to flee, the driving force sped off, putting the detectives’ automobiles.

The officers gave chase. It got here to an finish close to NW 62nd Street and tenth Avenue in Liberty City when the suspect crashed right into a car.

The suspect then bailed out of the car.

“An altercation ensued and shots were fired resulting in both the officer and subject shot,” in line with a police press launch.

One officer was shot in the top and the suspect was killed. 

Three folks in the automobile that was struck had been taken to the hospital the place they had been listed as steady. 

The injured officer was taken to the Ryder Trauma Center in critical situation. 

Dozens of cops went to the hospital in a present of help. 

Police gathered on the hospital in present of help for critically injured Miami-Dade officer



“We ask that the community, we ask of our fellow officers to stand as one for the officer and his family. We ask of our community and please stand as one and pray. We have hard days ahead of us. We have to do this together as one, as a community, as a law enforcement family,” stated Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez.

“Right now I ask for prayers, good thoughts, and community,” he added.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava went to the hospital, she was clearly shaken by what had occurred.

“We’re here in solidarity, waiting patiently. The officer is in critical condition. All we can do now is wait and pray and be together,” she stated. “So we ask all of you to join us in prayers and support for the family and for the entire law enforcement community.”

Police haven’t launched the title of the officer or stated how lengthy he is been with the division.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will take over the investigation because it was an officer-involved shooting. 

The final Miami-Dade cops to die in a shootout with a suspect had been Detectives Amanda Haworth and Roger Castillo, they had been shot and killed in 2011 whereas making an attempt to arrest a fugitive. The gunman was fatally shot by police.

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