NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police said an officer was forced to fire after an armed man barricaded himself inside a Northwest Miami-Dade home.
Streets were blocked off in the area of Northwest 103rd Street and 14th Avenue, Thursday morning.
According to Miami-Dade Police, the incident occurred just after 10:20 p.m. on Wednesday after a call came in about a domestic dispute inside an apartment.
“The called stemmed from an actual domestic dispute where this individual was threatening two family members that were inside with a firearm,” said MDPD detective Alvaro Zabaleta.
When officers arrived, a man was armed and barricaded in his home after he threatened two family members with a gun.
Crisis negotiators tried to convince the man to surrender for hours before SWAT teams threw pepper balls inside the unit through the window.
The SWAT officers eventually used a battering ram to bust through the window.
When all their attempts failed, authorities made entry into the building.
Investigators said an officer fired their weapon and killed the subject at the scene.
Zabaleta made a statement when he arrived on the scene.
“There was a confrontation with the subject, and shots were fired,” he said. “The subject unfortunately was deceased on the scene, and none of the officers sustained any injuries.”
Officials said only one officer fired their weapon.
Officers temporarily shut down 103rd Street in both directions between 12th and 17th avenues while they investigated.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has taken over the investigation as per protocol for any police-involved shooting.
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