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Taser may have saved officer who was shot at during traffic stop, cops say

MIAMI – Miami police are still investigating after an early morning traffic stop led to an officer being shot at and returning fire.

Police told Local 10 News that the incident began as a traffic stop around 2 a.m. Friday in northwest Miami-Dade County.

“When [the officer] pulled over the car, multiple occupants got out and multiple occupants began shooting at her,” said Ron Papier, deputy chief of the City of Miami police.

The officer’s taser, which was on her gun belt, was struck by a round and several shots came very close to hitting her, Papier said.

The officer returned fire and one of the suspects was grazed in the neck.

Six people were believed to be in the car that was pulled over. The one grazed by a bullet was taken to a hospital. Two others were taken into custody and possibly three others are still on the run.

Sky 10 over police-involved shooting in northwest Miami-Dade.
Sky 10 over police-involved shooting in northwest Miami-Dade. (WPLG)

Sky 10 was above the area of Northwest 22nd Avenue and 54th Street at 6:15 a.m. as there was a heavy police presence in the area. A Dodge Charger riddled with bullet holes could be seen nearby.

The area was shut down as authorities searched for the remaining suspects and canines sniffed on the ground.

The City of Miami Police Department is handling the case.

Cops haven’t released details about the suspects but ask that anyone who has information call Miami Crimestoppers at 305-471-8477.


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