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For Immediate Release:
March 13, 2013

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta

Topic: Shooting (Police Involved)
Case #: PD130312093735
Date & Time of Occurrence: 03/12/2013 at 11:50 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: S.W. 77 Street & S.W. 162 Avenue
  Miami, Florida
Deceased #1:
Deceased Name: Unavailable at this time, (W/M)
Officer #1:
Officer Name: Unavailable at this time, (/)

Police Involved Shooting

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

 Miami-Dade Police Homicide detectives are investigating a police-involved shooting.  According to investigators, officer(s) were dispatched to a suspicious person, white male seen looking into vehicle call.  When the officer(s) arrived, they located the male subject and began to interview him.  During the interview, the subject gave false information and refused to provide a reasonable explanation for his presence & conduct.  The officer(s) attempted to handcuff the subject and a violent struggle ensued.  During the struggle, the subject broke free from the officer(s) and entered their police cruiser, attempting to use the vehicle as a weapon to run the officer(s) down.  An officer discharged his firearm, striking and killing the subject. 

The investigation remains active/ongoing.

Interviews were provided on the scene to a freelance photographer.  No further interviews will be provided at this time. 

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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