Man Dead, Officer Injured In Hialeah Police-Involved Shooting

HIALEAH (CBSMiami) – A man is dead and an officer was injured after a police-involved shooting at a Hialeah apartment complex.

Officers responded to the scene Westland 49 Apartments at West 49th Street and West 12th Lane Saturday afternoon after a woman called police to say that her husband was armed and agitated.

According to Hialeah Police Chief Mark Overton, the man was armed with a flare gun when three officers arrived and confronted him in the hallway of the apartment building.

After an exchange, officers opened fire on the man fatally striking him.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene and an injured officer was transported to the hospital. Overton said the officer has a non-life threatening injuries to his finger.

The sister of the alleged gunman told CBS4’s Natalia Zea that he had a history of mental illness and paranoia.

“I said ‘please, that’s my brother don’t shoot him. Let me talk to him, because he knows me, he knows the family, he will react, he knows me’,” said Elsa Nunez. ” They said ‘ok ok step down, step down, give me your driver’s license step down’. They murdered my brother. They shoot him eight times in his chest.”

Overton did not comment when asked who fired their weapon first, but did respond to not allowing the man’s sister to approach him.

“I don’t know the facts of that whether she was there but I can tell you if the subject was acting in a dangerous manner and was armed officers were not going to allow her to go into a dangerous situation, we just can’t do that,” said Overton,

All of the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues.

  • tim3500

    Think twice before you call the cops on an unstable family member. Call a brother or someone else first. The cops will just kill him.

    • Fidel

      ya, handle your own bidness or they will do it for you.

    • Alex

      … Did you miss the fact that the suspect fired a flare gun at the officer?

      • El Pitirre

        where is this fact of yours that he fired the flaregun? “Fact” is the first utterance of a racist like you.



  • Counterattack

    Hialeah Police bang bang trigger happy! Shoot at all cost, unless your shooting at a Bolanos family member

  • alex

    the hialeah police are murderers i hate them with a passion there wan no need to shoot this man thats why when they kill one of them im happy

  • Fidel

    Good shoot, good shot. Good job HPD. Keep up the good work!

  • Cathy

    your article is not correct on who called the police. The man himself called the police. At least get your story right.

  • shot blocker

    one day i printed out a picture of a gun on my computer, then showed it to a city of miami cop. i then made a shooting sound like an ak-47. the cop pulled out his gun and proceeded to shoot, but did not. if he shot i brought a picture of a bullet proof vest that would block any guns bullets.

  • El Pitirre

    it’s a boiler plate routine just like Amadou Dialo.I”ll take bets that he was black.

  • mike

    all of the facts are not presented here ,, as usual,, what i do about the man is that he was a caring, loving, compassionate man, who loved his family and had touched the hearts of those that grew to know of him, just a week ago this day he had taqought a 5 yr old how to ride a bicycle a major event in this young child life, and now someone gone due to orver reacting by everyone involved

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