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For Immediate Release:
March 17, 2017

Media Contact:
Det. Marjorie Eloi
me@mdpd.com
(305)471-1900

   
Topic: Non-Contact Police Involved Shooting
Case #: PD170317101701
Date & Time of Occurrence: 03/17/2017 at approx. 2:15 a.m.
Address of Occurrence: SW 76 Avenue & SW 80 Street
  Miami, Florida
   
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Unknown, (B/M)
Subject's Age: 25 - 35
Subject's Description: heavy build, 5'8" - 6'0" in height, short hair, light shirt, dark pants
Officer #1:
Officer's Name: 1 Year Veteran, (/)
Officer #2:
Officer's Name: 4 Year Veteran, (/)
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: Toyota / Camry
Vehicle Color: Silver
Vehicle Description: Four door, newer model


Non-Contact Police Involved Shooting


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Kendall District, is investigating a police shooting that occurred in the area of SW 76 Avenue and SW 80 Street.
 
According to investigators, at approximately 2:15 a.m., this morning (March 17, 2017) as a Kendall District two man unit concluded a traffic stop on US-1 south of SW 80 Street, they observed a newer model silver Toyota Camry traveling at a high rate of speed.  The officers proceeded to get behind the silver vehicle to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle was advised to pull into a shopping center on SW 80 Street and US-1, when it the fled westbound from police.  The officers lost sight of the vehicle, but after canvassing the area located the silver Toyota Camry, which had crashed into a chain linked fence at SW 76 Street and SW 80 Street, onto the Palmetto Expressway swale (southbound direction).

Detectives further advised as the officers approached the crashed vehicle to inspect it, the driver exited and began running southbound.  The officers ran after the fleeing subject, who was armed with a firearm and pointed it at the officers.  One of two officers discharged his weapon. The subject continued running westbound across the Palmetto Expressway. 
Responding officers saturated the area, as aviation and K-9 units were summoned with negative results.

North and southbound lanes of the Palmetto Expressway were temporarily shut down, but have since reopened.
 
The subject remains at large at this time.
 
The officers did not sustain any injuries.
 
The investigation continues.
 


 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.
   

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