MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Beach police SWAT members took one person into custody after he reportedly fired several shots outside an apartment building.
Miami Beach police said just after 5:45 a.m they received word of shots fired in the 1500 block of Drexel Avenue.
“Three of our officers arrived within seconds. They immediately located several (bullet) casings outside of an apartment building along Drexel Avenue. While those officers were on scene, they also heard another gunshot,” said Miami Beach officer Ernesto Rodriguez.
“It was bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang. It was right outside my window,” said Jordan Calderon.
Arriving officers set up a large perimeter and called in SWAT members and a hostage negotiation team.
Calderon said she was scared.
“I knew it was gunfire. I looked out the window and the officers were knocking to get in, I let them in. They put the rifles out of my living room and office window towards the perpetrator. About an hour and a half later the perpetrator, I gather, was arrested and taken into custody,” said Calderon.
“The subject actually jumped from a second-floor window of the apartment building where he was then apprehended by our officers without incident,” said Rodriguez.
That person was detained and is being interviewed by police. Police have not said what led to the shooting.
The county removed eight pit bull dog’s from the man’s apartment.
Rodriguez said thankfully no one was hit by gunfire. He noted it was nearly 6 a.m. and there is a school about a block away from the apartment building.