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Deadly police-involved shooting under investigation in Miami-Dade County

Man fatally shot by MDPD officer

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police in Miami-Dade County are investigating a shooting that involved at least one officer.

According to authorities, the incident happened Monday between 8-8:30 p.m. in the area of Southwest 145th Avenue and 276th Street.

Police said they observed a man pacing with a gun to his head, threatening to kill himself.

When officers attempted to intervene, the man took off on a motorcycle.

After the man stopped for a second time and put the gun back to his head, officers deployed a taser to try and disarm him.

That's when police said the man opened fire at officers, who returned fire and killed him.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating, which is standard for any police-involved shooting.


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