NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are conducting a death investigation after, authorities said, undercover officers responding to a robbery call near State Road 112, spotted a man fleeing from the scene in a vehicle and then bailing out on the highway before he was fatally struck by a taxi, Thursday night.
According to Miami-Dade Police, undercover officers with the department’s Robbery Intervention Detail responded to a robbery call at an unspecified location, near the roadway, in Northwest Miami-Dade, just after 8 p.m. They then saw the subject running toward a car, possibly holding something in his arms.
Police said the man was then spotted fleeing the scene in the vehicle, but he would not get very far.
Officers followed the subject into the highway until he bailed out in the eastbound lanes, near Northwest 27th Avenue. After he got out of his vehicle, they said, the man tried running across three lanes of traffic and was hit by another vehicle.
“We do know that the victims of the original crime were not hurt — thankfully so,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta, “and the vehicle that struck the individual did remain on the scene and nobody was hurt on this scene, as well.”
Officials said the robbery suspect died at the scene.
All eastbound lanes near Northwest 27th Avenue were shutdown for several hours while police investigated but have since been reopened.
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