Armed subject barricaded inside North Miami house arrested, charged

NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida man is facing some serious charges after, officials said, he opened fire on two police officers while barricaded inside a North Miami home.

Forty-six-year-old Derrick Roberts was charged with two counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and one count of resisting arrest with violence.

According to investigators, Roberts barricaded himself inside a home along Northwest 120th Street and 15th Avenue, Thursday evening. After he discharged a firearm at the officers, they fired back before retreating and calling for backup, shortly after 7 p.m.

North Miami, North Miami Beach and Miami-Dade Police officers responded to the scene shortly after. Biscayne Park Police, as well as SWAT members, were also on the scene as a police helicopter hovered overhead.

The barricaded subject finally surrendered, early Friday morning. He was checked by paramedics before being taken away by a police cruiser.

Residents in the area were all evacuated. “Right now, there’s a perimeter set up, and anyone who’s in the area, possible danger has obviously been removed from the scene,” said North Miami Police Cmdr. Rafael Estrugo.

Police remained on the scene, until about 8 a.m., Friday, when they reopened 120th Street after nearly 12 hours.

No one was hurt.

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