CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) – An investigation is underway after a police-involved shooting in Coral Gables that resulted in a fatality.
According to Coral Gables Police Chief Ed Hudak, it all started Sunday morning when someone called about people trying to break into vehicles in the 100 block of Calabria Ave.READ MORE: Deadly Crash Shuts Down Deerfield Beach Streets; BSO Cruiser Towed From Scene
“Upon arrival, our first officer observed the individuals actually breaking into a vehicle with the door open and the hood up,” explained Hudak. “Upon engaging the individuals, the first arriving officer and the second arriving officer discharged their firearms in an attempt to prevent or to protect their lives.”READ MORE: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Who Grew Up In Miami, Could Be Next US Supreme Court Justice
As a result of the shooting, Hudak said, one suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. A second suspect was taken into custody.
One of the responding officers was hospitalized in good condition. No word on the type of injury suffered by the officer.MORE NEWS: Miami Twin Brothers Will Set Sail For Harvard In The Fall
Hudak said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will be the lead investigative agency as this is an officer-involved shooting.