HOMESTEAD, Fla. – An officer-involved shooting is under investigation in Homestead, authorities confirmed.
Miami-Dade County police say that officers from the City of Homestead Police Department responded to a burglary at a home on NE 5th Avenue around 10 p.m. Sunday.
A suspect fled the scene, leading to a pursuit, during which the suspect “rammed the officer’s vehicle, shots were fired, and the subject was struck,” police say.
Police say 22-year-old Maynor Cruz-Solis was shot twice in the face. He was taken to Jackson South Medical Center
and remained in critical condition Monday.
Investigators say Homestead Sgt. Jose Murillo fired his gun after colliding with an SUV driven by Cruz-Solis. Authorities did not find a weapon inside the suspect’s GMC Terrain.
It happened near East Mowry Drive and U.S. 1.
According to a witness, the suspect had been harassing people at the 5th Avenue home, at one point forcing himself inside one of their vehicles.
That’s when someone called the police, and when they arrived, the suspect took off.
Murillo was not injured during the incident, police say.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 305-471-8477.
Assignment desk editor Wilson Louis contributed to this report.