Man Wanted In Police Shooting Killed In Miami Gardens

MIAMI GARDENS (CBS4) – The body of 24-year old Durell Miller was removed from the doorway of a Miami Gardens home Tuesday morning; this after Miami Dade police said they were forced to shoot him during a standoff that started late Monday night.

The Miami-Dade Police Special Response Team (SRT) surrounded the home at 11pm Monday and managed to get everyone out except for Miller. Police said he refused to leave.

“He approached the front door, opened the front door our SRT officers were speaking to him and ordering him to step out of the residence,” said Lt. Rosanna Cordero-Stutz, of Miami Dade Police. “He refused to comply to these demands. Durell Miller then made threatening statements to our officers telling them that he would shoot them with an AK- 47 that he had. At some point during that encounter Durell Miller reached down in a threatening manner and our officers, our SRT officers were forced to shoot him.”

But Miller’s relatives don’t believe that is how the take down happened. They took CBS4 News reporter Tiffani Helberg on an exclusive tour of their ransacked home including the battered entryway to the attack.

“My brother was unarmed,” said Unva Miller, Durell’s brother. “He was hiding in the attic cause he was scared for his life.”

Unva Miller pointed to a trail of bullet holes from the attic way to the front door. He believes police dragged his brother to the front door and shot him there. There bullet holes could be seen through a pool of blood at the entryway.

Jerena Durham was Durell Miller’s girlfriend. She said she was in the house at the time police arrived.

“Durell, he didn’t have no type of weapon or anything,” said Durham. “He went up in the attic and they brought us out the house and I heard gun shots they shot him and he didn’t have any weapon.”

Police said the shooting is under investigation and would not confirm if they found a weapon at the home. Miller’s family members did show CBS4 two toy guns that they said police uncovered but did not take away as evidence.

Miami-Dade police said they couldn’t take any chances with Miller after their incident with him on Friday. That’s when they said two undercover officers pulled him over and were shot at by Miller. They said Miller was involved in a shoot out in which one officer was shot in the foot and a second in the baseball cap, narrowly missing his head.

Miller does have a significant rap sheet of mostly battery and drug charges.

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  1. Domingo says:

    NOW WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO SAY THAT THE GUY WAS A GOOD MAN AND HE NEVER BEEN IN TROUBLE WIH THE LAW IS THAT WHAT HIS BROTHER AND FAMI;LY GOING TO SAY EVERYTIME A COP SHOOTS SOMEONE THERE POINTING FINGERS AND THE COPS BUT YET WHEN THEY HAVE A PROBLEM WHOS THE FIRST PEOPLE THEY CALL FOR HELP THE POLICE WELL ITS A TWO WAY STREET YOU DO THE CRIME YOU HAVE TO PAY THE TIME NO MATTER WHAT AND IF HE WOULD HAVE KILL THE OFFICER THEM WHAT OH WELL ANOTHER COP DIES RIGHT THINK THESE COMUNITTY NEEDS TO WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFIE WE ARE IN A AGE WHERE EVERYONE CARRYS A GUN AND WILL USE IT NO MATTER WHAT AND THEY DONT CARE IF IS A POLICE MAN OR NOT THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THAT.

    1. Mary Richardson says:

      There was truth to some of the statements that you said. But not everyone carries a gun and some people still care about the police

    2. AJ P says:

      How uneducated are you that your write IN ALL CAPS. Must be a Republican.

  2. Atheist says:

    Here come the he wasn’t armed fanatics. Geez MDPD now you’ll know what it’s like for us at MPD. Good job out there at least everyone went home lucky for you that Commish dunn isn’t around

  3. Phil Landers says:

    I hope this guy was the same jerk that stole my car and abandoned it in Miami Gardens. (frequently 1st or 2nd highest crime area in the state)

  4. citizen,,, law abiding says:

    I am laughing hysterically,,,, the FAMILY was hiding him, negotiating with police instead of driving him to any police station unarmed and surrendering, He came to the door threatening to SHOOT more and refuses to surrender.?

    omg I cant stop laughing…….You piece of trash BLAME the cops? LOL What an upstanding family, let me see if I can get this right, You pull a gun on the cops, FIRE at the cops ,run from the cops, The cops offer you to surrender in front of the media, you threaten to shoot more,,,,,Can any NON TRASH person out there tell me what the outcome is???? MY stomach is killing me from laughing

  5. henry says:

    Good work Miami-Dade P.D. Another scumbag off the earth! Now go arrest his brother for being an idiot

  6. bobbyb says:

    Yikes! I think the last 4 cryptic comments are the same person .. can’t quite understand them.. Anyway, when the police come to your door, don’t threaten to shoot them with your AK47… suicide by cop!

  7. irish kevin says:

    More Garbage off the streets…………

  8. Lady Love says:

    At Carlos Cruz, it’s not nice to wish harm to any human being. You may find yourself in a not so nice situation for speaking evil. Even though what he did was stupid and wrong, my prayers are with his mother.

    1. John Brown says:

      Your prayers are with his mother???? Keep your stupid prayers for something worthwhile!

      1. chris says:

        one less piece of trash in this world. he chose his fate when he shot at the officers and then threatening to shoot him with an AK. and anyone who thinks different is just another piece of trash waiting to get his.

  9. aclu and proud says:

    another extrajudicial execution by our thugs with badges…for waht a foot injury to the cop? his overly generous insurance and pnrsion plan paid by my taxes will get him taken care off and rest his booboo. i swear, the aclu should man up and sue both of these departments to the point of bankruptcy !

    1. Bobby B says:

      Do you remember the 2 officers slain recently in a very similar situation…… They did find something that looked allot like an AK47. He shot one officer in the foot and another had a bullet go through the brim of his hat. Perhaps you would have preferred that his aim was better.

      1. Beefy says:

        Do you remember the 7 victims that were shot in 7 months by the same damn irresponsible department? 7 is greater than 2 how about that. And then it makes you wonder, where is the justice for these families? Huh? smh

    2. John Brown says:

      Go back to school, you illiterate moron.

      1. John Brown says:

        My above response was to that fool with the moniker ACLU and Proud.

      2. Bobby B says:

        This is for Beefy — it is all a big conspiracy — the shooting in the foot, all the drive by shootings that kill kids in their own neighborhoods… How can you blame the police for all the drive-by shootings?

    3. Joe says:

      ACLU, are you kidding me? That degenerate, low life, was trying to kill those officers. One of his bullets came within an inch of the officer’s head. I’m sure you would sing a different tune if Durell had shot YOUR foot.

      1. Bobby B says:

        Thank you! Let’s face it; if families don’t want to loose their sons and brothers they should deliver them to the police. It always ends the same way when they try to hide them.

    4. chris says:

      would love 2 see who you run to for help if he were to shoot your family up with an ak. why don’t you shoot yourself in the foot and see if its just a booboo like you claim

      1. tom daily says:

        Why don’t you shoot yourself in the weiner? Cops are thugs too.

    5. nancy says:

      You’re an idiot and so is the ACLU. Good riddance, they’re cleaning up the streets.

    6. John Brown says:

      aclu and proud,
      “His overly generous insurance and PNRSION (I assume you mean PENSION) plan paid by my taxes” You know that you do not pay any taxes since you are more than likely on the dole.

  10. EL Cubachon says:

    Miller’s brother go back to school and learn to speak proper English.

  11. AJ P says:

    Did he have an AK 47 in his sock? COVER UP. Daide Country…… full of criminals, you just can’t tell the good guys from the bad. That whoile are should become their own 3rd world country.

    1. Bobby B says:

      They did show the AK47 on the news when it was removed from the house. The video was shot from overhead from the helicopter. ..spell check!

  12. CALL YOU OUT says:

    WHAT???

  13. Brenda says:

    Good work. One less criminal out in the street. What the police should do now is go and arrest his brother and girlfriend for being an accomplise and not turning him in to police.

    1. Pastoolio says:

      You need to be arrested for being a redneck.

  14. Beefy says:

    The cop was wearing a baseball cap and apparently the suspect shot him in the hat? Something tells me this is a made up story. The MPD and MDPD are the two most irresponsible and inadequate departments in the whole damn country.

    1. Dave Castronovo says:

      I heard the same story from the right wing media about some cop wearing a hard hat and one bullet went right through the helmet….Hahahaha, that’s a good one. Did the cop think he was working in a mine?? I love the cop defenders and how much they priase these losers for shooting people, even though he probably never said anything about shooting them with a ak-47, it’s what the media wants everyone to believe. MPD & MDPD are the two most corrupt, egotistical police departments in this country that open fire on people and then they have no answer as to why the cop shot them DEAD. All the hispanic cops are the worst, guys trying to be macho because they have a gun and badge and drive around with red and blue lights on top of there car. I also see many fools drive around in there po po cars not even in uniform, I guess it’s trying to impress the community with there police car, were not impressed. What do you expect from a community that is a cesspool with corrupt politicians, dirty police chiefs that are taking bribes and cops that can’t even speak the english language.

  15. Beefy says:

    Oh, good one idiot. Lets just wish upon someones death and laugh about it. You’re an idiot and one day karma is going to get you.

  16. Money says:

    At Beefy, why would they need to make up the cap story if one of them got shot on the foot ? They don’t need to !! They have enough to hunt this guy down already . Based are your comments it seems your just another cop hater . The only thing that would satisfy you . Would be that the cops were dead . It’s unfortunate somebody had to die , but the bad guy made his choice !! Good Job coppers!!

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