MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Crews transported one person to the hospital after a police-involved shooting in South Miami-Dade Thursday afternoon.
According to Miami-Dade Police, a Fish and Wildlife Conservation officer encountered an overturned vehicle submerged in the water while traveling southbound on US-1.
The driver was assisted back to land by the FWC officer and several good Samaritans who stopped their cars to help.
The FWC officer requested assistance from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and approached the driver in an attempt to render aid.
At that point, police say, the man became combative with his would-be rescuers and with arriving police officers.
Among those arriving police officers were two Miami-Dade cops who were called to assist at the accident scene.
“They approached the driver of the vehicle, and still being uncooperative, the driver reached for the officer’s electronic control device, also known as Tazer, removed the Tazer from the officer’s person and pointed it at the officer. At some point thereafter, the officers fired shots,” Sgt. Carlos Rosario with Miami-Dade Police.
The man was taken by air rescue to Jackson Trauma South. He is in stable condition.
Traffic in the area is also affected. At last check, Overseas Highway’s northbound lanes had been reopened but the southbound lanes were blocked.
One of the two officers involved has been with the Miami-Dade Police Department for 8 years.
The second officer is a 27-year veteran.
Neither Officer was injured during the incident.
Authorities have not released the name of the driver or the identity of the officer who shot him.