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For Immediate Release:
January 28, 2019

Media Contact:
Detective Chris Thomas
[email protected]

Topic: Police Involved Shooting
Case #: PD190128034738
Date & Time of Occurrence: 01/28/2019 at approx. 2:20 pm
Address of Occurrence: NW 7200 Block & NW 20th Avenue
  Miami, Florida
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Exempt, (B/M)
Subject's Age: 15
Subject's Charges: Released; No charges
Subject #2:
Subject's Name: Joe Grace, (B/M)
Subject's Age: 15
Subject's Charges: Charges Pending
Subject #3:
Subject's Name: Dedrick Lawrence, (B/M)
Subject's Age: 16
Subject's Charges: Charges Pending
Subject's Description: Involved in Shooting
Officer #1:
Officer's Age: 11 Years (Tenure)
Officer #2:
Officer's Age: 5 Years (Tenure)

Police Involved Shooting

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 


The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is investigating a police involved shooting.

According to investigators, Miami-Dade Police Department officers were dispatched to a call of shots fired, in the area of NW 75th Street and NW 17th Avenue.  Detectives assigned to the Robbery Intervention Detail (RID) were in the area and responded to the call.  As RID detectives arrived, they observed three males fleeing on foot and bicycles.  One of the subjects, armed with a firearm, was apprehended immediately. The two remaining subjects continued to flee as RID detectives followed.  One of the fleeing subjects was apprehended without incident.  The remaining subject was armed with a firearm and at some point, as detectives attempted to apprehend him, shots were fired.  The armed subject was also taken into custody and subsequently transported by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue to Jackson Memorial Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his lower extremity.  A preliminary investigation revealed that the two guns found in the subjects' possession are reported stolen.

The investigation is still active and the two armed subjects will be charged accordingly. As with all police involved shootings, the FDLE is the lead investigative agency.  



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”

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