3 in custody after police-involved shooting in Miami

MIAMI (WSVN) - Three robbery suspects have been taken into custody after a police-involved shooting in Miami.

According to City of Miami Police, the incident began with a reported purse-snatching outside of a business near 12th Avenue and Seventh Street. The three suspects fled in a car before bailing out near Northwest 10th Avenue and Fourth Street.

“A BOLO was put out right after that robbery. Fortunately, we had officers in the area that were vigilant and were able to pick up that vehicle. There was a short pursuit,” said Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina.

Police were able to capture two of the subjects, a man and a woman, immediately and set up a perimeter to capture the third. However, by 9 a.m., police captured the third suspect and took down the perimeter.

“We have three subjects detained currently,” Colina said. “We did have an officer who discharged their firearm. Fortunately, no one was struck, no one is injured and the scene is still active at this time.”

It’s not clear what led up to the officer opening fire.

As police investigate the shooting, the officer who fired their weapon will be temporarily re-assigned, which is typical in a case like this.

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