MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Investigators said a Miami-Dade police officer was forced to fire when a man armed with a machete lunged at her Monday night.READ MORE: Florida School Quarantine Rule Could Be Extended
Two officers were dispatched to a home off SW 41st Terr. and SW 85th Ave. shortly after 6:30 p.m.
“When they arrived on the scene, there were two individuals in the front driveway engaged in a violent dispute, one of them was armed with a machete,” said Miami-Dade Police Department’s acting director, Juan Perez.
According to investigators, the officers ordered the man with the machete to drop the weapon.
“Instead, he lunged toward the officer with the machete,” said Perez. “The officer discharged her firearm and struck the subject that was holding the machete.”READ MORE: No Bond For Accused Hollywood Cop Killer Jason Banegas Who Was Released From Jail 30 Days Ago On Probation
That man was transported to the hospital where he underwent surgery. His condition is currently unknown.
Family members arrived at the scene to try to find out what happened.
A neighbor spoke with a woman who is reportedly the sister of the man who was shot.
“She said that she’s trying to get in and they don’t let her,” said the neighbor. “They don’t let her know either what’s going on.”MORE NEWS: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
Authorities have not identified the officer or the man who was shot.