Police Fatally Shoot Suspect in Miami-Dade County

Posted at 7:51 AM, Oct 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-15 04:03:20-04

MIAMI (AP) — Police say they're investigating a shooting involving an officer in South Florida in which a suspect has died.

Investigators say the shooting took place early Thursday in southwest Miami-Dade County. No officers were injured.

Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta says officers responded to an emergency call from a drug store about 1:51 a.m. Arriving officers were told a suspect had fled in a vehicle and officers then spotted it and tried to make a traffic stop.

The driver fled and officers followed. The vehicle eventually stopped and shots were fired, Zabaleta adds.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting, which is normal procedure in a shooting involving a police officer.

The race of those involved in the shooting was not immediately known.

No further details were released.