SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating after a Miami-Dade Police officer shot and killed a man suspected of taking the life of his wife.
The officer, who has not been identified, responded to a call about a domestic situation at a home on the 3200 block of Southwest 154th Court, just after 7 a.m., Wednesday.
The caller said that their father, identified as Reinaldo Gonzalez, was killing their mother, Marays Morejon, with a knife.
When entering the home, the officer found Morejon dead on the scene.
The officer then encountered Gonzalez, who was armed with a knife. The officer fired multiple shots at Gonzalez, killing him.
The officer administered CPR, but Gonzalez was pronounced dead.
7SkyForce HD flew over the scene where Miami-Dade Police vehicles could be seen lining the streets of the neighborhood.
“I was scared because there were cops everywhere. I’ve never seen something like that in my life,” said neighbor Jonathan Diaz. “I was concerned. Then, once I found out who it was, I was shocked.”
Police said the couple’s two children, a young adult and a teenager, were inside the home at the time. Neither were injured during the incident.
Diaz said his kids would play with their kids.
“Only one of them spoke to me, out of my three kids. The others were just still shocked,” said Diaz. “They still don’t understand because they’re still so young.”
MDPD is currently investigating the homicide, while FDLE is investigating the shooting involving the officer.
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