NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A heavy police presence could be seen in Miami after a police-involved shooting took place in the area.
The shooting happened near Northwest 54th Street and Northwest 22nd Avenue at around 2 a.m., Friday.
The roads are now clear after traffic in the area was stopped.
City of Miami Police confirmed that they have two subjects in custody and a third is being treated in the hospital after his neck was grazed by a bullet. They said they are still searching for at least three other subjects who fled the scene.
Two Miami-Dade Police helicopters could also be seen circling the area as they search for the subjects who fled the scene. A command post was also set up at the scene.
Authorities said the shooting began when a female officer in an unmarked unit attempted to pull over a vehicle.
“When she pulled over the car, the occupants of the car got out and multiple occupants began shooting at her with handguns,” said Miami Police Deputy Chief Ronald Papier.
The officer fired back and was able to graze one of the subjects while several others took off.
“One of the offenders was shot, grazed in the neck and was taken to JMH,” said Papier.
The officer was not injured in the shooting, but she came close to being hit.
“The officer, thank God, is doing well,” said Papier. “She was not struck. However, her Taser, which she was wearing on her button belt, was struck by one of the rounds. Several of the rounds came very close to striking her and struck her car.”
The unmarked vehicle was towed away from the scene as evidence.
The subject who was grazed is expected to be OK.
The shooting is being handled by several different agencies. City of Miami Police was joined by Miami-Dade Police, Miami Beach Police and well as Miami Police’s SWAT team who canvassed the area.
“It’s possibly three subjects that are at large,” Papier said. “We believe the vehicle was occupied by six occupants.”
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement also joined the investigation, as this shooting involved an officer.
If you have any information on the other subjects’ whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.
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