Woman shot dead by police serving eviction warrant in Miami

Tenant opened fire on Miami-Dade officers before they shot her, police director says

MIAMI – A woman who was the subject of an eviction warrant was shot dead by Miami-Dade police on Tuesday after she opened fire, the county’s police director said.

It happened in the Brickell area of the City of Miami.

The 40-year-old woman living on the top floor of the Brickell First Apartments building (110 SW 12th St.) was the target of an eviction. Officers had reason to suspect it would be unusually dangerous as they planned to serve the warrant Tuesday morning.

Authorities say officers approached the front door and announced the reason they were there, but the woman refused to open the door to the apartment.

When the warrants team breached the door, they say the woman fired a gun at them and at least one officer fired back.

The woman, whose identity has not yet been released, was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center, where she was pronounced dead.

No officers were hurt.


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