Miami Officer Shoots, Wounds Man With a Metal Pipe in Park

Police Shooting
Posted at 3:47 PM, Jun 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-11 15:47:00-04

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say a man holding a metal pipe has been shot and wounded by a Miami police officer in a downtown park.

Miami Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes said the shooting occurred Thursday morning after officers responded to calls about a violent disturbance at Gibson Park. He says the man was shot when he refused to drop the pipe.

The man's condition and identity weren't immediately available. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The nature of the disturbance was not immediately clear.

Llanes said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.