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For Immediate Release:
September 28, 2015

Media Contact:
Det. Dan Ferrin
[email protected]

Topic: Police Involved Shooting
Case #: PD150928363540
Date & Time of Occurrence: 09/28/2015 at approx. 5:09 a.m.
Address of Occurrence: I-95 South Bound / 119 Street
Deceased #1:
Deceased's Name: Junior Prosper , (B/M)
Deceased's DOB: 01/17/1984
Deceased's Age: 31
Deceased's Address: 1755 N.E. 164 Street
  North Miami , Florida
Officer #1:
Officer's Name: Not Available-9 yr Veteran, (B/M)
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: Ford/Crown Victoria
Vehicle Color: Yellow Taxi Cab

Police Involved Shooting

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

An Officer from the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) was involved in a shooting after a subject bit him, almost severing his finger.  The incident occurred in Northwest Miami-Dade and involved an officer from the Northside District.

At approximately 5:09 this morning, MDPD dispatched an officer to an accident at the 119 Street entrance ramp of south-bound I-95.  Upon arrival at the scene, the officer made contact with a Road Ranger who advised him that the subject, later identified as Junior Prosper, had been driving a taxi which crashed, and had run from the scene, south onto I-95.  The officer gave chase and attempted to apprehend Prosper. In an ensuing altercation, Prosper bit the officer almost severing a finger on his left hand. At this point the officer discharged his service weapon, hitting Prosper. 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue pronounced Prosper deceased at the scene. The officer was transported to Ryder Trauma Center where he underwent surgery for his injuries. He has since been released.

The officer’s Electronic Control Device (ECD) was discharged during the altercation,  Detectives are investigating to determine if it was discharged by the Officer or Prosper.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is conducting the investigation.  No further information is available at this time.


Dispatch radio transmission is available on our FTP site.   



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