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For Immediate Release:
January 04, 2016

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta

Topic: Shooting - Police Involved
Case #: PD160101005043
Date & Time of Occurrence: 01/04/2016 at approx. 6:34 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 8535 S.W. 41 Terrace
  Miami, Florida
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Unavailable at this time, (W/M)
Subject's Age: 56
Subject's Address: 8535 S.W. 41 Terrace
  Miami, Florida
Officer #1:
Officer's Name: Unavailable at this time, (W/F)
Officer's Age: 29

Police Involved Shooting

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

An officer from the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) was involved in a shooting with a subject yielding a machete. The incident occurred at 8535 S.W. 104 Terrace, Miami Dade and involved an officer from the MDPD’s Kendall District.

Investigators say that a 911 call was received in reference to a violent domestic dispute between two brothers.  Responding officers made contact with the subject who was armed with a machete.  The subject ignored the verbal commands and lunged at one of the officers causing the officer to discharge her firearm striking the subject.  He was transported to Kendall Regional Trauma Center where he's listed in critical condition.  The officer was not injured during the incident. 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is conducting the investigation.

No further information is available 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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