SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police are investigating a police involved shooting in Southwest Miami-Dade that left one man dead early Saturday morning.

According to investigators, a man was spotted driving erratically around 10:40 p.m. Friday. When an officer tried to pull the vehicle over, the driver in the green Mitsubishi Mirage refused and almost struck the officer then took off.

Police immediately followed the car but the suspect got away. Several hours later, the same vehicle was spotted at SW 248th Street and 128th Avenue. Once again, he was spotted driving erratically and just like the first time, he refused to be pulled over.

Police say when the driver attempted to hit several police officers with his car, officers opened fire on him. He was killed on the scene.

One officer suffered minor injuries and was treated on the scene and released.

There were no other passengers in the vehicle.

Comments (4)
  1. tim 3500 says:

    He attempted to run officers over while being followed and trying to run away. Sounds fishy to me.

  2. jeff says:

    I saw this wahoo on Cambell Drive.. He took a red light and was flashing his lights and driving erratically.. good riddance..

  3. thoughtfulguy says:

    The law says if the criminal runs away, you cannot use deadly force to stop him, because you would no longer be “preventing” a crime. If use of deadly force is not necessary, or you use deadly force after the crime has stopped, you could be convicted of manslaughter. Resisting arrest in a vehicle by running away, is not a reason to use deadly force to kill the man. If someone is trying to escape and you jump in front of him to stop the car your putting yourself in jeopardy, theres no reason to kill him because he is running away. You can stop him other ways but dont put yourself in the way to give a reason to kill someone because he didnt stop and your in his way of getting away. I believe they are covering the story to what actually happened.

  4. Gonzo says:

    You can use deadly force to stop a fleeing suspect if he or she is armed and believed to become a threat to you or others by way of causing death or great bodily harm. In this case, the suspect used a vehicle as a weapon by attempting to run over officers.

    The officers have the right to use deadly force.

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