Man shot, killed in Miami; Fight breaks out

Police to review video showing detective punching man in face

By Carlos Suarez - Anchor/Reporter

MIAMI - Miami police will review video showing a detective punching a man in the face during a shooting investigation on Monday.

Police said a man was shot several times outside an apartment building in the area of Northwest 3rd Avenue and 22nd Street. Miami Fire Rescue attempted to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Video showed at least two people try approaching the body underneath a yellow tarp. When police grabbed one man, another approached and got into a struggle with the officers.

"They should have had more control of what they were doing. The crowds and everything," said Patricia Lammons.

Lammons was held back by police after realizing her nephew, 25-year-old Brandon Walker, was the one who was dead. Lammons said the two men in the video were then victim's brothers.

Neighbors wished the incident was handled differently.

"They didn't have to beat him like that," said Carolyn McGee.

The Fraternal Order of Police released a statement about the altercation:

"An individual crossing the police tape may be there to destroy evidence or to obstruct justice. In the heat of the moment, our number one objective is to preserve the scene in order to bring justice to the deceased and his family."

"They were very aggressive towards our officers," said Sgt. Freddie Cruz with Miami police.

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