MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A confrontation between two men and police officers resulted in gunfire in Miami Gardens on Tuesday.
These two men are now in police custody awaiting charges, one of whom was shot dead by officers during a fight.
Between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers from the Homeland Security Bureau of Miami-Dade PD and the Northside District conducted an ongoing fraud investigation in the 21000 block area of Northwest 9th Place.
Surveillance led them to an apartment complex in Miami Gardens, where officers witnessed a transaction of electronic goods between two men.
As police approached the two men, a fight ensued, during which a firearm was discovered.
“The hooded shirt came off (one of the suspects) revealing a gun in the waistband, the person reached for the gun, the officers fired their gun,” said a Miami-Dade Police Detective. Chris Thomas.
Police said the suspect was hit once in the torso and taken to hospital in stable condition. No officers were injured in the incident.
After the shooting, police cordoned off the complex for several hours to investigate.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will lead the investigation, as is usual with any police shooting.
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