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Robbery suspect in fatal police-involved shooting identified

Police say Yohans Leon shot during confrontation with officers

Yohans Leon, pictured here in a previous arrest photo, was fatally shot by Miami-Dade police.
Yohans Leon, pictured here in a previous arrest photo, was fatally shot by Miami-Dade police.


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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