MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Hollywood Police Department has released new information into the police-involved shooting over the weekend which resulted in the death of one person.
Authorities said the shooting happened on Sunday, July 14, at approximately 2:40 p.m. in the area of 7000 Liberty St.READ MORE: PlanetWatch: Miami Chosen As 1st Major US Location For New Air Quality Monitoring Network
Officers responded to a ‘possible shots fired’ call, upon arrival a victim told police an unknown suspect began shooting at him while he was driving.
Soon after officers found a suspect who matched the description of the shooter.
Police said the officer-involved shooting occurred when police attempted to make contact with the suspect on North 67 Avene and Scott Street.READ MORE: Hollywood Family Lights ‘Greater & Bigger’ Display After Thief Steals Their 6-Foot Metal Menorah
Hollywood Fire Rescue pronounced the suspect dead on the scene. He was subsequently identified as 22-year-old Blige Sean Christopher Cypress.
Police said Cypress was armed with a gun at the time of the police-involved shooting.
Hollywood Police Department homicide is conducting a full and thorough investigation of the incident and what led to the shooting.
Authorities said a parallel investigation would also be conducted by the Hollywood Police Department Internal Affairs Unit.MORE NEWS: Dale Holness Files Lawsuit Seeking To Overturn Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick's Razor-Thin Win
All findings will be brought forward to the Broward State Attorney’s Office, authorities said.