MIAMI (CBS4) – North Miami Beach Police are investigating why one of their officers opened fire in a lounge Wednesday night, critically injuring a man.
North Miami Beach Detective Armando Sotero says officers went to the Take One Lounge on 79th Street and 3rd Court as part of Operation Wolf Pack after receiving a tip in an abduction case .
Sotero says they got a tip that Carlos Dewayne, 41, had been dropped off at the lounge by a taxi. He is wanted for the abduction and false imprisonment of a victim in North Miami Beach.
Once officers arrived at the lounge, an armed man reportedly pointed a gun at them and would not put the gun down despite several verbal commands, said Sotero. The officer reportedly felt threatened and discharged his weapon. The man was transported to the hospital in critical but stable condition. The identification of the shooting victim has not been released.
Police say they are still looking for Dewayne.
Operation Wolf Pack is a multi-agency task force made up of local, county, state and federal officers. The task force handles mostly cases involving violent criminals.
If you have any information about this crime, call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.