Police officers fired upon after traffic stop in Opa-locka

Manhunt on for 'armed and dangerous' carjackers

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor, Janine Stanwood - Anchor/Reporter

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. - Miami-Dade and Opa-locka police officers conducting a traffic stop Tuesday were fired upon as two carjackers bailed out of their vehicle and fled on foot, authorities said.

Police said two men carjacked a woman's white Toyota Corolla in Opa-locka and were stopped near Northwest 152nd Street and Northwest 18th Avenue about 9 p.m.

No one was wounded by the gunfire, police said.

Officers were searching the surrounding area for the men.

The massive manhunt included a helicopter unit, K-9 units and SWAT team members.

"They are definitely considered armed and dangerous," Opa-locka Police Chief James Dobson said.

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