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For Immediate Release:
October 17, 2016

Media Contact:
Det. Robin Pinkard
rnp@mdpd.com
(305)471-1900

   
Topic: Police Involved Shooting
Case #: PD161017392550
Date & Time of Occurrence: 10/17/2016 at approx. 1:03 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: NW 57 Avenue and NW 183 Street
  Miami, Florida
   
Deceased #1:
Deceased's Name: Unknown , (W/M)
Officer #1:
Officer's Name: Not available, (W/M)
Officer #2:
Officer's Name: Not available , (W/M)


Police Involved Shooting


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is investigating a shooting involving two Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) officers.

The shooting took place shortly after one o’clock Monday afternoon, when MDPD officers observed a vehicle traveling northbound on NW 57 Avenue, which was earlier reported stolen from a car dealership located at 16825 NW 57 Avenue.  

Officers followed the vehicle and approached it when the driver stopped at the traffic signal at the intersection of NW 57 Avenue and NW 183 Street (Miami Gardens Drive).  The officers ordered the driver to exit the vehicle and when he refused, one of the officers smashed the driver side window. The driver then armed himself with a machete and began making threats to the officers. Officers were forced to discharge their firearms striking him.

The driver was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.  

The officers were not injured.

The FDLE investigates shootings involving MDPD officers.


 
   

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9105 Northwest 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172-1500
(305)471-1780