Miami police officer injured while responding to disturbance call at Brickell high-rise

Taser deployed during incident, police say

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor , Shyann Malone - Anchor/Reporter

MIAMI - A Miami police officer was injured Friday morning while responding to a disturbance call at a Brickell high-rise, authorities said.

The incident was reported at the Yacht Club at Brickell at 1111 Brickell Bay Drive.

Police said a woman told them that her 19-year-old son, Elvis Taylor, was destroying things in her apartment.

Authorities said Taylor continued to be violent when officers arrived and struck one officer in the face.

"It just looked like they were dragging some guy into the police car," Carol Kelly, who lives in the building, said. "They put him in the police car, and then they were both being tended to by the medics. But I don't know what happened because we were up high."

Sky 10 was above the scene shortly after 10 a.m. and saw the officer with a bandage wrapped around his head. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital and is expected to be OK.

Police said officers were forced to deploy a Taser during the incident.

Taylor was arrested and charges are pending. It's unclear what caused him to lash out inside his mother's apartment.

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