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For Immediate Release:
May 08, 2013

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta

Topic: Police Involved Shooting
Case #: PD130508168842
Date & Time of Occurrence: 05/08/2013 at 2:09 a.m.
Address of Occurrence: N.W. 59 Street & N.W. 35 Avenue
  Miami, Florida
Deceased #1:
Officer #1:
Officer Name: Not available at this time, (W/M)
Officer #2:
Officer Name: Not available at this time, (W/F)

Police Involved Shooting

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Homicide Bureau is investigating a police involved shooting that occurred at the above listed location.  According to investigators, the officer was on routine patrol in the warehouse area when he observed a suspicious vehicle.  The officer activated his emergency equipment to conduct a traffic stop and the subject refused to stop while traveling very slowly.  Once the vehicle came to a stop, the officer repeatedly gave the driver verbal commands but the he refused to comply.  While still in the vehicle, the driver made an abrupt movement causing the officers to discharge their firearms striking the driver.  Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and pronounced the driver deceased on the scene.  None of the officers were injured.

Routine records check revealed the vehicle to be stolen.

Investigation continues…

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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