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15-year-old accused of brandishing gun at Miami-Dade police faces multiple charges

Teen shot after pointing gun at detective, authorities say

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A 15-year-old boy accusing of brandishing a gun Wednesday at Miami-Dade police is facing multiple charges.

According to Miami-Dade police spokesman Daniel Ferrin, the department’s robbery intervention detail detectives were following up on a carjacking investigation Wednesday afternoon that led them to the area of Southwest 224th Street and 112th Avenue.

Ferrin said detectives spotted a white Kia sedan that matched the description of a car stolen during a carjacking and attempted to conduct a traffic stop.

Ferrin said the 15-year-old driver took off, and the car made an abrupt right turn onto Southwest 116th Avenue, where one of the passengers got out of the moving car and pointed a gun at police. A female officer fired her gun, but did not strike the boy, Ferrin said.

According to authorities, the driver and the 15-year-old boy, who was a passenger in the car, jumped out of the car a short distance away. The passenger brandished a firearm at a detective, who fired at the boy, striking him, authorities said.

The teen was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. He faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a minor.

The other passenger, identified as Christopher Jones, 16, faces charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a minor, and the driver faces a charge of grand theft. Police said the charges stem from an unrelated case and the teens have not been charged in the police-involved shooting at this time.

 


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