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Suspect Dead, K-9 Officer Wounded In Late Night Confrontation

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MIAMI SHORES (CBSMiami) — One man is dead and a Golden Beach Police officer is recovering after he was shot during a confrontation in Miami.

It happened Saturday at 1:30 a.m., near N.E. 11th Avenue and N.E. 105th Street, and sent residents into a panic.

“Very frightening to have the cops literally guide us and cover us up against the wall as he walked us out,” said Marisol Sardina, who lives nearby.

About two hours earlier, Miami Shores Police responded to a 911 call of an armed man seen outside of a woman’s house, with his face “partially covered.”

“The subject made no demands,” officials said. “However, (he) told the female to walk back inside her house. The female complied and contacted the police.”

A perimeter was set up and K-9 assistance was requested from nearby police agencies to aid in the search.

“K-9 Officers began searching and upon making entry into a residence, located at 10674 NE 11 Ct, the Golden Beach police officer was shot by the subject,” read a media statement.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue paramedics rushed the wounded officer to Aventura Hospital in stable condition. An earlier report revealed he was shot in the arm.

A Miami-Dade Police Special Response Team, as well as hostage negotiators, tried for several hours to get the suspect to give up peacefully.

“They must have used the backyard for something because all of our chairs are up in a barricade,” said Sardina.

Four gunshots were heard and when entry was finally made into the home, they found the suspect deceased.

“You wonder if he was sane, what was going through his mind,” said MDPD’s Jennifer Capote. “They had this entire house barricaded before they called SRT in. We couldn’t figure out why he just didn’t surrender. He knew he was in trouble.”

An investigation is ongoing. The identities of the suspect and officer were not released.

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