DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) - The suspect in what police described as an overnight home invasion at an apartment complex in Doral was shot and killed by a responding officer, investigators said.

Doral Police units arrived at the scene of the incident at AMLI Doral Apartment Homes, located in the area of Northwest 41st Street and 115th Avenue, about three minutes after receiving a call about a break-in, at around 4:20 a.m. on Saturday.

“The apartment door was damaged, all indications of a forced entry,” said Doral Police Chief Edwin Lopez.

Investigators said a man broke in through the front door of one of the units where three people were inside sleeping.

By the time officers arrived, the suspect was gone.

Detectives said the victims, an elderly couple and a middle-aged man, were shaken up and suffered minor injuries.

Police said the perpetrator returned to the scene about an hour later hour later. This time, he was met by officers who had entered the residence.

“Officers made contact with this individual who, after loud verbal commands, failed to comply to the officers’ request,” said Lopez. “After the altercation, the officer shot this individual. The individual collapsed and was pronounced dead on the scene.”

Officers temporarily shut down part of part of Northwest 41st Street while they investigated.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is also investigating.

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