NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating a shooting involving one of their own in Northwest Miami-Dade.

Miami-Dade Police responded to the scene, in the area of Northwest 127th Street and 19th Avenue, at around 2 a.m., Friday.

According to police, an off-duty City of Miami Police officer was dropping a woman by the name of Diamond Watts off at a home in the area when a man, later identified as 29-year-old Antwan Brown, came outside and got into a verbal altercation with her.

Brown then walked over to the officer’s car, and the two got into an argument that ended when the officer shot Brown.

“After he dropped off the female, she had a verbal altercation with that male that came out of that residence,” said Miami-Dade Police detective Argemis Colome. “After he had the altercation with her, he went over to the officer’s vehicle. The officer did stay on scene, apparently waiting for the female to get inside, that’s when they both had an altercation. At that point that is when shots were fired.”

Watts went to a local police station, and the off-duty officer called 911.

A separate scene nearby involved officers focusing their attention on a white Ford Fusion.

This is where the off-duty officer met with Miami-Dade Police before he was taken in for questioning.

7News cameras captured rescuers wheeling Brown into Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.

According to family members of Brown, he was dating Diamond, who had gone out with the off-duty officer. The officer, who is her ex-boyfriend, dropped her off at the end of the night to Brown’s house, thinking he was already asleep.

“Antwan Brown is my cousin, all I know is him and Diamond have been in a relationship since October of 2018. To my knowledge, they still was together. I never known of an ex-boyfriend,” said Brown’s cousin Tara.

Brown, a father of seven, reportedly saw the off-duty officer with his girlfriend and confronted him before the situation escalated.

It is currently unknown if Brown was also armed or made any threats to the officer or Diamond.

“He got me out of bed at 2 in the morning, yeah I’m worried,” said Tara.

He is said to be in critical but stable condition.

Police continue to investigate.

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