Robbery suspect in fatal police-involved shooting identified
Police say Yohans Leon shot during confrontation with officers
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A robbery suspect who police said was fatally shot Tuesday morning by officers has been identified.
Miami-Dade police on Wednesday identified the 28-year-old suspect as Yohans Leon.
Detective Marjorie Eloi said Leon robbed a Wendy's restaurant on Southwest 211th Street at U.S. Highway 1 on Tuesday morning.
Eloi said officers arrived shortly after the robbery and spotted the suspect running along a trail that borders a canal near Southwest 127th Avenue and Southwest 206th Terrace.
A confrontation ensued, and two officers opened fire, killing Leon, Eloi said.
Neither officer was injured.
Audio recorded from police radio transmissions provides a clearer picture of what prompted officers to shoot.
"He's got a gun in his hand," an officer said in the recording.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.
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