MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A 57-year-old man was taken to Ryder Trauma Center following a police-involved shooting in Miami.
The shooting happened around 9 a.m. on Thursday on Southwest 38th Avenue near 29th Street.
Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina said they received multiple calls to 911 on Thursday morning. The first call was about a pickup truck that hit a tree and several items in front of someone’s home.
“We dispatched officers on that call. Shortly thereafter, we received a call about shots being fired,” said Chief Colina.
When officers arrived, one officer was flagged down by a witness who also heard shots fired. One officer made contact and “engaged’ with the subject and fired his weapon, according to police.
“I was sleeping and then I heard the gunshots,” said Kevin Gomez, who lives nearby and said he heard about five shots on Thursday morning. “The first thing I saw was that there were cops everywhere and I was like ‘Woah, what happened’. Then they started closing down the street.”
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Police shut down part of the neighborhood near Bird Road and Ponce de Leon Boulevard for several hours. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating, which is standard for any police-involved shooting.
“We believe everything was caught on body camera, so we’re going to be able to see exactly what transpired,” said Chief Colina. “We have our homicide investigators on the scene, we have internal affairs on the scene.”
Chief Colina did not know the condition of the 57-year-old man but said he believed he lives in the neighborhood and was armed at the time of the shooting.
The officer who fired his weapon was not injured.