Police: Man holding what looked like rifle killed in officer-involved shooting

An investigation is ongoing after an officer-involved shooting unfolded in Miami-Dade County.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – An investigation is ongoing after an officer-involved shooting unfolded in Miami-Dade County.

It happened Monday at approximately 6:15 p.m. in the area of Northwest 17th Avenue and 115th Street in northwest Miami-Dade.

Local 10 News cameras captured a large police presence around the scene early Monday evening.

(Miami-Dade Police Department)

According to police, two Miami-Dade police officers responded to a home after receiving calls about a man threatening to kill people.

When they arrived, officers said they found a man in his 70s on the sidewalk outside the home armed with what looked like a rifle.

Police said they made attempts to de-escalate the situation but the man did not comply, which resulted in an officer firing his weapon.

Officials are reviewing body-worn cameras and said it appears the man pointed his gun at an officer.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating, as is customary with any police-involved shooting in the state.


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Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.