MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - An investigation is underway after an overnight traffic stop led to a police-involved shooting that caused an SUV to crash into a Miami Gardens home.

According to Miami Gardens Police, it all started when officers spotted a man sleeping in a stolen SUV along Northwest 189th Street at around 4 a.m., Friday. When officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the suspect took off, at which point an officer was struck.

Other police officers then opened fire, causing the suspect to crash into a home along Northwest 189th Street and First Avenue.

“The person that was occupied inside the vehicle in turn tried to flee. As he attempted to flee from the scene, he struck one of the officers,” said Miami Gardens Police Chief Delma K. Noel-Pratt. “In addition, I have multiple officers that fired their weapons. We’re still working on the number at this time.”

The suspect was transported to Aventura Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“A firearm was recovered from the vehicle. The officers attempted to give first aid to the subject that was inside of the vehicle,” Pratt added.

The police officer who was struck is expected to be OK.

7Skyforce flew over the scene early Friday morning, where the stolen vehicle could be seen resting on the porch of the residence. The vehicle has since been towed from the scene.

The family was home at the time. However, they were not injured.

Police are currently talking to witnesses in the area.

“A lot of stolen cars, a lot of drive-by shootings. It’s crazy in Miami Gardens,” said neighbor Claudette Vassell. “You’re gonna get caught. It’s not worth it. Go get a job. Go get a job. It’s just not worth it.”

Meanwhile, people who live in this area said this comes too close to home.

“You just never think it’s gonna be right at your doorstep,” said a neighbor. “The house to the left of me is kids. The house to the right of me is one juvenile, and the house across the street is kids. In my house, I have five girls all under the age of 14. It’s kind of terrifying.”

Miami Gardens Police have yet to release the name of the suspect in this case.

If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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