MIAMI LAKES (CBS4) – Miami-Dade Police say one man is dead after officers opened fire in a quiet Miami Lakes neighborhood Wednesday night.
Det. Roy Rutland told CBS4’s Natalia Zea that the MDPD Special Response Team arrived at the home on the 6900 block of Bottle Brush Drive to execute an arrest warrant for a man who was reportedly dealing drugs. When they entered the home, police say he was armed and pointing a gun at officers.
SRT officers opened fire on the suspect, fatally striking him. He has not been identified.
Neighbors say the home is a known drug house.
“The rumor in the neighborhood was that they were dealing drugs out of there because the constant coming of cars, Coming and going, so were we surprised? No. I believe the neighbors who live right across were very upset and as a matter of fact I heard one of them say, it’s finally over,” said neighbor Grace Gonzalez.
Neighbors say the suspect had lived in the house for two years. It is unknown if anyone else lived there with him.