DORAL, Fla. – A police-involved shooting took place Monday afternoon on a rooftop in Doral.
According to Doral police, officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle in the area near Northwest 25th Street and 82nd Avenue.
When they arrived the vehicle was abandoned, but witnesses told officers about a man seen running across 82nd Avenue.
Doral Police Spokesperson Ray Valdes said officers noticed the man on one of the warehouse buildings in the area and called in the SWAT team.
“We observed the individual as he was climbing on the roof of the building,” Valdes said.
The man never made it inside any businesses, according to police.
Authorities quickly evacuated nearby business employees like Rachel Aviels, who said she was working when the chaos began.
“Another cop walked in our main door and asked us to get out,” she said.
The suspect was observed by Sky10 on the roof of the building, while officers were seen on an adjacent roof with guns drawn.
According to police, the man was eventually shot in the leg after he made a threatening gesture.
“He told us he was armed, he had a gun, he wasn’t coming down and threatening to commit suicide,” Valdes said.
The suspect suffered a non-life-threatening injury and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue workers eventually brought the man down from the roof.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will handle the investigation, as is customary with police-involved shootings.