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For Immediate Release:
November 16, 2015

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta
az@mdpd.com
(305)471-1900

***** UPDATE *****

   
Topic: Police Involved Shooting
Case #: PD151115429366
Date & Time of Occurrence: 11/15/2015 at approx. 5:03 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 1492 South Dixie Highway
  Miami, FL
   
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Michael Gavins, (B/M)
Subject's DOB: 07/05/1979
Subject's Age: 36
Subject's Address: 6400 SW 57 Place
  Miami, FL
Subject's Charges: Possession of Marijuana (Over), Possession with the intent to sell, Resisting Officer w/out Violence
Officer #1:
Officer's Name: Not Available at this time , (/)


Police Involved Shooting


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Depatment is investigating a police shooting that involved a South Miami police officer.  The incident occurred in the City of South Miami.

Investigators say that the subject was traveling northbound on S. Dixie Highway when the officer activated his emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop. The subject then stopped his vehicle at a nearby gas station. The officers approached the vehicle and observed the subject to be in possession of narcotics. The subject was ordered out of his car and was escorted towards the police vehicle. As the officer was further investigating, the subject made an overt movement and ignored the officer's commands. The officer fired his weapon striking the subject in the upper torso. The subject was transported to Ryder Trauma Center where he is listed in stable condition. The officer was not injured during the incident. Narcotics were recovered on the scene and on his person. It appears the subject may be released from the hospital this evening.

UPDATE #1: Further investigation reveals that a plastic bag containing several smaller bags of marijuana was seized on the scene. Michael Gavins provided a sworn statement to investigators regarding his actions during the incident.

Michael Gavins was arrested and charged accordingly.

 

 


 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com 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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