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MIAMI LAKES (CBSMiami) — A veteran has been taken into custody after he allegedly started shooting inside his Miami Lakes apartment and almost hit the responding police officers.

“As they approached the apartment, the subject began shooting at the officers,” said Miami-Dade Police Department Det. Marjorie Eloi.  “The officers then secured the apartment and secured the area for public safety.”

Miami-Dade Police said they are not certain why Steven Murray Gunther, 67, began firing shots in his apartment located at 6915 Main Street.

Neighbors say the sound of gunfire startled them shortly after 9:00 a.m.  “I heard a couple of shots in the morning,” said neighbor Ovidio Amaro.  “I was scared.  I was concerned about what was happening.”

Gunther had reportedly stopped shooting for a bit, but when officers arrived he started shooting through his front door again.

Police said there was a standoff before they were finally able to take him into custody.

There were no injuries to the police or Gunther.

Police say they retrieved a high-powered rifle, a shotgun and multiple rounds of ammunition.  Gunther is charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, shooting a deadly missile and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

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