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Man wanted in home invasion shot by police in southwest Miami-Dade

The 37-year-old suspect was also wanted for a violation of probation for a second-degree murder case, and police say he tried to injure officers with a car when they opened fire Monday night.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man who broke into a couple’s home and beat them with a rock then tried to injure officers with his car Monday, authorities say, leading police to open fire and shoot him.

The 37-year-old suspect suffered serious injuries and was taken to Jackson South Medical Center in critical condition, Miami-Dade County police say.

The police-involved shooting happened Monday night in the area of Quail Roost Drive and Southwest 115th Avenue in southwest Miami-Dade.

According to police, the suspect was wanted in a home invasion that happened Monday morning. Detectives said the man broke into a couple’s home and beat them with a rock.

He was already wanted for a violation of probation for a second-degree murder case out of Sarasota.

Authorities are investigating a police-involved shooting in Miami-Dade County.

A “be on the lookout” (BOLO) was put out to police, and officers spotted a vehicle matching the description and confirmed the tag. When police approached the suspect, they say it turned violent.

“They attempt to approach the vehicle and that’s when the subject utilizes the vehicle to try to hurt and harm the officers,” said Miami-Dade Police Det. Alvaro Zabaleta. “There were shots fired and the victim was struck.”

No officers were injured in the incident.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is handling the investigation, as is the norm with any police-involved shooting.


About the Authors:

Bridgette Matter joined the Local 10 News team as a reporter in July 2021. Before moving to South Florida, she began her career in South Bend, Indiana and spent six years in Jacksonville as a reporter and weekend anchor.

Trent Kelly is an award-winning multimedia journalist who joined the Local 10 News team in June 2018. Trent is no stranger to Florida. Born in Tampa, he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he graduated with honors from the UF College of Journalism and Communications.