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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating an officer-involved shooting where a Miami-Dade police officer was wounded and a suspect died on Saturday afternoon.
The police-involved shooting was reported at around 3 p.m. near NE 2nd Avenue and 119th Street, police said.
Police say a man wearing a bulletproof vest tried to rob a code enforcement officer. When the officer called for back up and police arrived shots were fired.
The officer was taken to Ryder Trauma Center where he was being treated. Sources tell CBS4, the officer is in good spirits.
“I suffer from PTSD I’m having a nervous breakdown right now,” said Marcia Stavrakakis, whose car was stranded at the scene.
Marcia is stranded. Her car now part of a crime scene where an officer was shot and a man is dead.
She says she was driving for Uber dropping off a passenger Saturday afternoon when a swarm of police with rifles stopped her car
“All the cops start yelling at everybody at everybody to run and abandon their cars there was like 30 cops with big rifles chasing somebody on foot”
Marcia and her passenger quickly ran into the Goodwill store, as more police rushed through the door and told them to hide in the fitting.
“That’s when I really freaked out I didn’t even really hear the gunshots.”
As for Marcia, she’s shaken up. This was her first week driving for Uber in an area she doesn’t know and it may be the last.
“I don’t know this area I don’t know if it’s dangerous I don’t know how long I’m going to be staying here but I’m just glad I’m alive.”
Police have not released the names of the officer shot or the suspect.