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For Immediate Release:
March 22, 2016

Media Contact:
Det. Dan Ferrin

Topic: Police Involved Shooting
Case #: PD160322109852
Date & Time of Occurrence: 03/22/2016 at approx. 9:30 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 18300 SW 88 Place
  Palmetto Bay, Florida
Deceased #1:
Deceased's Name: Ethan James Rincon , (W/M)
Deceased's DOB: 03/17/1991
Deceased's Age: 25
Deceased's Address: 18300 SW 88 Place
  Palmetto Bay , Florida
Officer #1:
Officer's Name: Not Available - 18 yr. veteran, (W/M)
Officer #2:
Officer's Name: Not Available - 20 yr. veteran, (W/M)
Officer #3:
Officer's Name: Not Available - 21 yr. veteran, (W/M)

Police Involved Shooting

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

Officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) were involved in a shooting with a violent 25 year old wielding a pick-axe.  The incident occurred in southwest Miami-Dade and involved officers from MDPD assigned to the City of Palmetto Bay.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to SW 88 Place & 183 Terrace regarding an individual violently breaking neighbors vehicles windows and puncturing their tire with a pick-axe, totaling six cars.  As officers arrived together with family members, the individual ran inside his home and locked the front door.  The family members gave access to the officers into the home where they were confronted with the individual still in possession of the pick-axe.

The individual lunged at the officers where they were forced to discharge their firearm striking the subject.

The officers attempted CPR on the subject until Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and pronounced the subject deceased on scene.

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

The 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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