MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A man is dead following a police-involved shooting that took place early Sunday morning in Hialeah.
It happened around 4 a.m. off of N.W. 79th Avenue and N.W. 36th Avenue, where a white sedan could be seen riddled with dozens of bullet holes along the driver side door and windshield.
By daylight, there were more questions than answers.
Those bullet holes came from weapons used by police, CBS4’s Silva Harapetian reports. The deceased is the man who was behind the wheel. Police haven’t said much, including whether he, too, had a weapon or if he returned fire. Bullet holes also covered a Hialeah police car’s windshield.
Witnesses down the street said they saw a chase, then heard gun shots. One person said the suspect cut in front of officers quickly, making his tires “screech.”
“He did it in front of the police, so they got behind him. That’s when he took off,” he said.
The man lead police on a chase for more than 20 minutes around the block, they continued.
“Did a merry-go-round and they kept going round and around and around, and then they finally bumped the car,” he said.
At least one Hialeah police car with bumper damage. Numerous evidence markers were left on the ground and on the cop cars involved in the shooting.
Not much is confirmed by Hialeah Police. Family showed up at the scene visibly upset were not speaking to the media. Neighbors said they’re happy nobody else was hurt.
“It’s normal activity around here,” said Barbaro Hernandez. “I was sleeping and the gunshots woke me up.”
Police have not yet released the identity of the man killed.