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For Immediate Release:
April 21, 2016

Media Contact:
Det. Jennifer Capote

Topic: Police Involved Shooting
Case #: PD160420149510
Date & Time of Occurrence: 04/20/2016 at approx. 6:20p.m.
Address of Occurrence: SW 355 Street SW 180 Avenue
Victim #1:
Victim's Name: Exempt, (/)
Subject #1:
Subject's Age: 40's

Police Involved Shooting

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is investigating a shooting involving a Miami-Dade Police Department’s (MDPD), K-9 officer. At approximately 6:20p.m., officers were dispatched to a call of a female who had been kidnapped by an estranged domestic partner.  The female had been placed in the trunk of the vehicle by the subject and she was able to call 911.  The officers located the vehicle at SW 355 Street and SW 180 Avenue in a wooded area, the vehicle was unoccupied. A K-9 officer was searching the area when he was confronted by the subject who pointed a shotgun toward him, forcing him to shoot.  The female victim was located safely shortly thereafter.  


Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced the male deceased.


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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