The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is conducting an investigation involving detectives from the Miami-Dade Police Department, Northside District, Crime Suppression Team (C.S.T.) which resulted in the death of one person.
According to investigators, the CST detectives conducted a traffic stop at N.W. 15 Avenue and N.W. 68 Terrace, of a red Nissan sedan which was occupied by two males. Detectives gathered identification from the two individuals and conducted a routine records check, which revealed that both males had open arrest warrants. As detectives made their way back to the vehicle to place the subjects under arrest, one of the males fled on foot and the other male was immediately apprehended. A perimeter was established and while one of the detectives was conducting an area search within the perimeter, he located the subject. A confrontation ensued and shots were fired. City of Miami Fire Rescue transported the subject to Jackson Ryder Trauma, where he succumbed to his wounds.
No officers were hurt during the incident.
No further information is available at this time. Any additional information will be provided by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement who is the lead investigative agency.
Update #1: Officer, Subject 1, and deceased have been identified.
Miami-Dade Police Department Statement:
As the investigation into last night's police involved shooting continues, Director Juan J. Perez has decided to relieve the sergeant involved of his police duties. The Miami-Dade Police Department will cooperate fully as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement continues to investigate the incident in collaboration with the Miami-Dade State Attorneys Office and Medical Examiner Department. Placing the involved sergeant in an administrative assignment is in the best interest of the community, department, and involved sergeant. This action is not a determination of wrongdoing by any means. Furthermore, it is important that we allow the investigation to develop further and allow additional information to become available.