Police: Miami officer fires weapon, grazing suspect while trying to take him into custody

Police say they were forced to fire at a suspect while trying to take him into custody in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood.

An investigation into a predawn police-involved shooting is ongoing in Miami-Dade County.

Miami police say one of their officers discharged his weapon while trying to take someone into custody early Sunday morning in Wynwood.

It happened around 3:07 a.m. after police were called to Northwest Second Avenue and 27th Street for a call of a reported assault.

Police were attempting to apprehend the subject when they say one of their officers fired his weapon, grazing the man in his right shoulder.

“We didn’t see the victim but we saw a bunch of people run away and screaming about it, so it was scary,” said witness Maria Teresa.

The man was taken into custody and transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Miami Police’s Internal Affairs Unit, as well as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, will be handling the investigation.

The incident is believed to have been caught on surveillance video, and detectives are now in the process of gathering the video evidence from several nearby businesses.

About the Authors:

Terrell Forney joined Local 10 News in October 2005 as a general assignment reporter. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but a desire to escape the harsh winters of the north brought him to South Florida.

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.