MIAMI (WSVN) - Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Miami.
According to officials, the shooting occurred in the area of Southwest 16th Avenue and 19th Street, Tuesday afternoon.
7News cameras captured a large police presence at the scene.
According to Miami Police, they arrived at a home on 19th Street as a backup for fire rescue. They said the call that was received could have been a medical call.
“One may overdose,” said a dispatcher over Broadcastify police scanner. “Has he overdosed already? Or are they just threatening?”
When they began to render aid to the person, the subject became uncooperative and armed himself with a weapon, which is when, police said, they fire shots.
The subject person was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s trauma center in stable condition.
“I can also confirm that the individual that were shot is in stable condition at the moment,” said Miami Police Officer Freddie Cruz.
Off camera, the mother of the subject, said that her 17-year-old son was the one who was shot. She said that a bullet went through him and that he was out of surgery.
The subjects mother also said she was not allowed to see her son and that she was not the one who called police. Due to the ongoing investigation, she doesn’t know where she will spend the night.
Jose Lazcano, a neighbor, was putting up Christmas lights when the shots rang out. He didn’t hear them, but a neighbor told him about the shooting.
“He saw someone yelling and he heard a couple of shots,” Lazcano said.
There were shots that Lazcano has never heard in the neighborhood that’s he’s lived in for over 20 years.
“No, not like this, no, no, never, never, never, never, nothing involving guns or nothing like that,”
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will continue to investigate, which is typical whenever there is an officer-involved shooting.
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