Officer shoots woman armed with knife in Hialeah, police say

HIALEAH, Fla. – A police officer shot a 46-year-old woman who was armed with a knife on Wednesday afternoon in Hialeah.

Sgt. Ibel Perez, a spokesman for the Hialeah Police Department, said the woman was injured in the shooting after officers responded to a home along West 41st Street and West Second Avenue.

According to Capt. David Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Hialeah Fire Department, paramedics took the woman to Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center. She suffered non-life threatening injuries, Rodriguez said.

Authorities investigate a police involved shooting in Hialeah. (WPLG)

Hialeah detectives focused on an area near a shed in the back of the house. Florida Department of Law Enforcement routinely investigates police-involved shootings.

Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Guadalupe Monarrez contributed to this report.

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