Elderly veteran killed after police-involved shooting in southwest Miami-Dade

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating after an officer-involved shooting resulted in the death of an elderly veteran in Southwest Miami-Dade.

Miami-Dade police officers responded to the scene at an apartment complex near Southwest 138th Avenue and 270th Street, Monday, at around 2:30 p.m.

Police said the 84-year-old man was armed and confronted the officers, who then opened fire.

“We recieved a third party call that a male was armed with a gun and was threatening to take his life,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Argemis Colome. “Once our officers responded to the scene, they were confronted by a male that was armed and shots were fired. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced the male deceased.”

Evidence markers could be seen littering the ground between two apartment buildings.

No officers were injured in the incident. Colome said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is conducting an investigation.

William A. Chapman Elementary School was briefly placed on lockdown, which has since been lifted.

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