MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A Miami-Dade police officer fired his gun Wednesday morning after responding to an apartment complex regarding a report about a suspicious person, authorities confirmed.
The incident happened just before 3:30 a.m. at 20000 SW 123rd Drive.
Sky 10 was above the complex shortly before 7:30 a.m. as police had the area blocked off with crime scene tape.
According to police, an armed man who was possibly involved in a previous robbery was found at the scene, which ultimately led to the officer discharging his gun.
“Sounded like it was fireworks,” Henry Reina, who lives at the apartment complex, said. “I thought it was somebody playing pranks, and then I saw the cops and I was like, ‘Oh, this is serious.’”
Police said the suspect was taken into custody unharmed.
According to Reina, the man who was shot at is frequently seen by neighbors, walking around the property.
“I couldn’t believe it -- (that) I saw that, because I see that man all the time on the phone, singing. I thought he was a good guy,” Reina said.
No injuries were reported.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is expected to investigate the police-involved shooting, per standard protocol.
No other details were immediately released.