MIAMI (CBSMiami) – One man is dead after a police-involved shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade on Wednesday night.
According to authorities, Miami-Dade officers on bike patrol for the community resource unit responded to call of shots fired near 840 NW 76th Street.
When the cops arrived they said there was some sort of altercation with an armed man and one officer fired his weapon. It is unclear how many shots were fired.
“It sounded like he emptied his clip,” witness Eman Smith said. “I knew the guy was dead.”
Police said an automatic firearm was recovered.
It was described as a Cobray M11 assault weapon, according to Major Hector Llevat.
The man, who police have identified as 22-year-old Tevon Barkley, died at the scene.
Miami-Dade police officers do not wear body cameras and as the responding officers were on bikes, there is no dash cam video of the incident.
No officers were hurt in the shooting.
The name of the officer who died his weapon was not released.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.
This is the second police-involved shooting in Miami-Dade that the FDLE has investigated in 2015.