MIAMI (CBS4) – Yellow police crime scene tape cordoned off a section of a Miami area flea market’s parking lot Sunday after one person was killed in a police-involved shooting.
According to Miami-Dade police there were reports of a home invasion in the area. The victim reportedly called police, described the suspect’s vane and may have even followed the suspects to the flea market at NW 79th Street and 30th Avenue.
“Officers who were already here in the area working a holiday proactive robbery detail were able to quickly respond and locate that vehicle,” said Lt. Rosanna Cordero-Stutz with Miami-Dade Police.
Police said officers approached the van in their police cars, one marked the other unmarked.
When the officers got out of their cars, the van’s driver reportedly hit the gas and rammed one of the police cars. That’s when police say the shooting started.
“We know our officers were involved in the shooting. At this point I can’t confirm if the subjects also shot,” said Cordero-Stutz.
The driver of the van died on the scene. A second man was taken to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was rushed into surgery.
“I heard like bam bam bam that was it,” said Dagoberto Lanuza who lives nearby.
CBS4’s Maggie Newland said when she arrived on the scene there was a van in the parking lot which had its windows shot out. A yellow tarp covered one of the windows. That van sat in the parking lot for hours while police continued their investigation.