MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A shooter armed with an assault rifle has been killed after exchanging gunfire with police.READ MORE: Miami's Overheated Home Prices Continue While Experts Say Red Hot Housing Market Starting To Losing Steam
That was the message from Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez.
The mayor interrupted a County Commission meeting to advice those attending of the shooting.
The suspect in the shooting is deceased, according to Gimenez, who said he was armed with an AK-47.
According to police, the incident stemmed from the location of a wanted suspect who began firing shots at police while attempting to flee.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Site Finder
The shooting took place in the area of Northwest 7th Street and Northwest 72nd Avenue.
The mayor said that no officers were injured during the incident.
An initial report, according to a source familiar with the incident, is that the FBI was looking for an individual and asked Miami-Dade Police for assistance.
The man was found, confronted, and he reportedly opened fire on police and agents with an AK-47.
A chase ensued and the suspect is now dead.MORE NEWS: Mistaken Identity Lands Coconut Creek Man In Jail For Five Days