MIAMI – A man was shot and killed by police in a Miami trailer park on Tuesday.
Police were investigating a rash of robberies dating back to Feb. 8, including two robberies that happened earlier in the day.
The suspect, identified Wednesday as Juan Carlos Pena-Noda, 51, was going into commercial businesses in the Flagami area with a flare gun and in some cases a firearm and robbing them, according to police.
As investigators reviewed surveillance video from these businesses, the information they gathered led them back to the Paradise Trailer Park along Northwest South River Drive.
As officers arrived, they encountered Pena-Noda, who they said came outside of a mobile home with a gun.
There was an altercation and two officers discharged their weapons, striking the suspect, according to police.
Miami police officers rendered aid to Pena-Noda until first responders with Miami Fire Rescue arrived. The suspect was then rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he later died.
Police said a firearm was also recovered at the scene.
No officers were injured.
Below is a list of robberies that Miami police have recently been investigating, however, Pena-Noda has not yet been identified as the suspect in all cases. Detectives, however, believe he may have been involved in additional cases.
- 2/8/21: 11:27 a.m., at 479 N.W. 27 Avenue (Metro PCS)
- 2/10/21: 7:00 p.m., at 400 N.W. 27 Avenue (Cellphone Universe)
- 2/12/21: 2:33 p.m., at 809 N.W. 37 Avenue (Boost Mobile)
- 2/14/21: 3:17 p.m., at 5600 W. Flagler St (GFS Market Place)
- 2/16/21: 12:55 a.m., at 1375 N.W. 27 Avenue (Wash Time Coin Laundry)
- 2/16/21: 2432 N.W. 20 Street
Per standard protocol, the two officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid leave while the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigates the shooting.