Driver shot, killed by Florida Highway Patrol trooper

Shooting happened during traffic stop at Golden Glades Park & Ride station

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a driver Tuesday at the Golden Glades Park & Ride station in northwest Miami-Dade County, authorities said.

Major Chris Dellapietra, a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol, said the trooper was conducting a traffic stop about 7:30 p.m. inside the parking area when he and the driver got into "some kind of confrontation." The trooper shot the driver, killing him.

Dellapietra said the investigation is in its early stages and did not provide additional information.

Neither the trooper nor the driver was identified. It was unclear if the driver was armed.

Dellapietra said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will handle the investigation under normal procedure. 

Video from the scene showed a white BMW behind police tape. Crime scene investigators were seen marking several shell casings. 

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