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Woman found wounded after shootout between detectives, man on scooter

Miami-Dade police say gunman opened fire at robbery detectives attempting traffic stop; 2 videos of shooting found

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Two surveillance videos show the events surrounding a Wednesday night shootout between Miami-Dade police detectives and a gunman riding a scooter that injured a woman caught in the crossfire, police said.

The shootout occurred just before 9 p.m. near Northwest 66th Street and Northwest 22nd Avenue.

Surveillance video shows what appears to be a plain-clothed detective shooting at a man out of frame near a Wings on Fire restaurant.

A second video shows the possible gunman hiding behind a car and apparently pleading with the driver to let him in.

After a few moments, the man takes off running and the red vehicle drives off with the passenger door open.

Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said robbery detectives attempted a traffic stop on a man riding a scooter when he opened fire at them. Detectives returned fire, but the man ran away.

Zabaleta said detectives later found a gun and detained a man, however it remains unclear whether he is the person shown in the surveillance footage.

Meanwhile, near Northwest 54th Street and Northwest 22nd Avenue, detectives found a woman inside the red car suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She was shot in the shoulder and taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition.

"That vehicle was in the nearby vicinity during the shooting," Zabaleta said.

It wasn’t immediately known if the woman was shot by detectives or the gunman.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the police-involved shooting.

“FDLE’s role is to investigate potential criminality by the law enforcement officers,” the FDLE said in a statement. “We will determine the facts of the case and provide that information to the state attorney’s office. The state attorney’s office will determine whether or not charges will be filed.”


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