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For Immediate Release:
January 04, 2013

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta

***** UPDATE *****

Topic: Police Involved Shooting
Case #: PD130104004808
Date & Time of Occurrence: 01/04/2013 at approx. 2:30 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 5600 Block of SW 117 Ave
  Miami, Florida
Deceased #1:
Deceased Name: Yolanda Thomas, (B/F)
Deceased DOB: 11/24/1978
Deceased Age: 34
Deceased Address: 10548 SW 170 Ter
  Miami, Florida
Deceased #2:
Deceased Name: Xavier Tyrell Johnson, (B/M)
Deceased DOB: 06/04/1981
Deceased Age: 31
Deceased Address: 11361 SW 147 St
  Miami, Florida
Officer #1:
Officer Name: Not available (6yr veteran), (W/M)
Officer #2:
Officer Name: Not available (5yr veteran), (W/M)

Police Involved Shooting (Update #1)

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

 The Miami-Dade Police Department, Homicide Bureau continues to investigate a police involved shooting that occurred at the above listed location.  According to investigators, officers responded to a theft in progress at a drug store located at S.W. 117 Avenue & S.W. 72 Street.  Once officers arrived, store security identified the subject vehicle as it was leaving the parking lot.  While attempting to flee from the officers, the driver lost control of the vehicle, struck a barricade post and came to a stop.  The subject attempted to strike the officers with the vehicle as they approached on foot.  The officers discharged their firearms striking both the driver and passenger.  The driver was pronounced deceased on the scene and the passenger was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit 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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