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For Immediate Release:
October 06, 2017

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta

***** UPDATE *****

Topic: Police Involved Shooting
Case #: PD171006383164
Date & Time of Occurrence: 10/06/2017 at approx. 10:00 a.m.
Address of Occurrence: Miami River & N.W. 2700 Block
  Miami, Florida
Deceased #1:
Deceased's Name: Ernesto Padron, (W/M)
Deceased's DOB: 11/03/1964
Officer #1:
Officer's Name: Not available at this time, (/)
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: Mazda - SUV
Vehicle Color: Black

Police Involved Shooting

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is investigating a police involved shooting that resulted in one subject fatally wounded. 

According to investigators, as Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents attempted to make contact with the subject of a previously reported bank robbery, the subject fled on foot.  The subject, who was armed with a firearm, forcefully stole someone's vehicle and fled the area.  A police pursuit ensued and the subject drove to the City of Miami, where he committed a second armed carjacking.  The subject then utilized the second stolen vehicle to continue to elude the officers.  The subject stopped the vehicle in the area of NW 27 Avenue and NW 20 Street, fled on foot and jumped into the Miami River.  Officers from the City of Miami Police Department (MPD) and Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) immediately established a perimeter and summoned  a variety of resources to include Hostage Negotiators. 

Hostage negotiators maintained an open line of communication with the subject in attempts to convince him to surrender. The subject then began to submerge himself several times, produced a firearm, and shots were fired.  The subject was determined deceased by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.  No injuries were reported.

The investigation continues...

Update #1: The deceased has been identified.


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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