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Man Identified In Police-Involved Shooting In West Kendall

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A yellow tarp covers a car with a body inside after a police involved shooting in West Kendall on Thursday, May 17, 2012. (CBS4)

A yellow tarp covers a car with a body inside after a police involved shooting in West Kendall on Thursday, May 17, 2012. (CBS4)

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WEST KENDALL (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Police have identified the man shot and killed by police in West Kendall.

Sergio Javier Azcuy, 46 or Hialeah, died Thursday afternoon when he was shot by an officer in the 14000 block of SW 120th Street, right next to Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport.

According to police, detectives with the department’s Robbery Intervention Detail (RID) conducted a traffic stop on two robbery suspects in a green Kia Sephia when a confrontation took place between the men in the car and officers.

“A traffic stop was attempted on the vehicle as officers approached the suspects one of the individuals failed to comply with the officer’s orders, that individual was subsequently fired upon by the police and expired here on the scene; the second subject that was here in the vehicle complied and was taken into police custody,” said Lt. Rosanna Cordero-Stutz.

Police have not released any details about what caused the confrontation or whether either man was armed.

The second suspect was apprehended and questioned.

No word on whether any charges were filed.

Police told CBS4′s Maggie Newland the officer who fired the shot has been with Miami-Dade Police for six years and has worked with the Robbery Intervention Detail for three years.

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