Police: Man Shoots Officer In Foot, Then Runs Away

WEST KENDALL – (CBSMiami.com) -Police continue to hunt for the man who they say shot a Miami-Dade police officer in the foot and then fled.

 The incident occurred late Friday in the area around Southwest 260th Street and Southwest 130th Avenue. The officer had a confrontation with 24-year-old Durall Jessie Miller who is now on the lam, Miami-Dade police said.

 “An officer was involved and was shot in the foot. He was transported to the hospital in good condition,” said Lt. Roseanna Cordero-Stutz. “We consider him to be armed and dangerous.” 

Police did not describe the series of events that led to the shooting. A perimeter was set up in the area and SWAT and K-9 units saturated the neighborhood searching for Miller. 

Anthony Valdez heard chatter on his scanner and a police helicopter searching above the scene.

“I don’t respect people who do stupid stuff,” he said. “Hopefully, they’ll find the guy. We don’t need these people around here.” 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue tells CBS4 News that the injured officer was taken to Baptist Hospital for treatment and released Saturday. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.

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  • Carol

    The big oroblem blacks and latins are hot headed they don’t think first and act they act first and whatever happens happens.

    If this cop shot the bad person in the foot the press would be all over the place but it happened in reverse so they almost mension it in passing.

    I don’t blame the cops shooting not one little bit because I have ridden around with them and let me tell you something their job is not easy not even in the best of times so if they feel they are in danger so be it shoot.

  • Jane Doe

    The suspect is another one of those career criminals who don’t want to go back to jail. That is why he shot the officer. Maybe next time he tries the officer fires back and takes him out.

  • Angela

    Blacks and Latins aren’t necessarily hot headed its just we don’t take mess like whites. If more police officers would approach in a non comfrontational matter maybe things would play out differently. Police tend to approach in a very hostile threatening and aggressive manner (regardless if they’re black,white or latin). If a regular person would approach another person like this there would be problems everywhere.

    • yokolee

      No excuses to shot a cop, none at all, as we all can see Durall Jessie Miller
      was not just a regular person….if i see that man in my front porch i will not live to tell, nuff said

  • ToroOroR43

    Police: Man Shoots Officer In Foot, Then Runs Away”.
    I believe the man should be hunted down by all units and promoted with a lesser sentence because he did not kill the Police officer.
    The Judge should use guidelines that are not attempted murder although The Police officer could have bled to death if left unattended.
    He should be easy to find by the beebee hole on his nose, facial markings and maybe even under drugs. Mexico is a bad example, but a true story of mind bending drugs. Heroine so potent that it killed a customer before the needle was out of his arm.
    No one In America should shoot officers of The Law and especially in a country that gives us food stamps and other secuirty programs.

  • all day

    what you guys arent being told is that the officer is lucky to be alive because the suspect shot at him striking his baseball cap , missing his head by millimeters. that officer is lucky to be alive tonight and that piece of garbage miller should be treated as a cop killer as that was obviously his intentions. id like to add that i’d hate to think that these officers hesitated shooting this fool out of fear of the recent attention being brought to police involved shootings thus almost costing him his life. media should entertain other stories other making a story out of officers doing their job being forced to shoot low lifes this world would definitely not miss. i would take thousands of dead scum bags before 1 dead cop


    the last thing we need is this idiot to start this shooting cops trend again.i don’t blame the cops for being aggressive.we are living -unfortunately-in a do or die society.EITHER YOU DO OR GET DONE.

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