2 detained after northwest Miami-Dade police shootout, crash, chase

Shots exchanged after officers see gunman ‘hanging out’ of car in Pinewood neighborhood

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – While police officers were investigating a domestic dispute Thursday afternoon in northwest Miami-Dade County’s Pinewood neighborhood, a brazen shooter opened fire nearby, Miami-Dade police said.

Police converge in Miami-Dade County's Pinewood neighborhood.
Police converge in Miami-Dade County's Pinewood neighborhood.

Officers reported hearing the gunshots about 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of Northwest 96th Street and Northwest Ninth Avenue.

According to Miami-Dade police Detective Christopher Thomas, officers saw a gunman “hanging out” of a car along Northwest 96th Street, leading to an exchange of gunfire.

“The officers are not injured,” Thomas said. “They’re safe.”

Thomas said two men in the car sped away, crashed in front of an apartment complex, jumped out of the car and ran into an apartment building. The men, ages 20 and 23, surrendered and were detained for questioning, he said.

“They’re not shot either, so it’s a blessing that no one was injured in this incident,” Thomas said.

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