MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

2 die in Opa-locka shooting; officer suffers ankle injury

 

Miami Herald Staff Report

A man was shot to death Thursday on an Opa-locka street in an incident that involved a police pursuit.

A second man involved was taken to the hospital where he died, according to Miami Herald news partner CBS 4.

Police have a third man in custody, officials said.

An Opa-locka officer involved in a pursuit suffered an ankle injury after he exited his car, said Assistant City Manager David Chiverton.

It is unclear if the injury happened before or after the shootout at Northwest 139th Street and 22nd Avenue in front of a business called Food Truck Customizing.

Police are looking for a weapon in a nearby canal, Chiverton said.

Earlier Thursday, police were involved in another shooting in North Miami-Dade that left a man wounded and in the hospital.

The shooting unfolded when uniformed Miami-Dade police officers went to a home at 551 NE 177th St. to investigate a stolen cell phone, according to detectives. The person answering the door, Jeffrey Paul, 32, was armed with a gun.

“There was a confrontation and shots were fired,” Miami-Dade police said in a statement.

Paul was known in the community as “Big Boy,” a popular DJ,, CBS 4 said. Authorities could not confirm Paul’s identity as DJ Big Boy.

He was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center and was in serious but stable condition. No officers were injured, police said.

Miami Herald photojournalist Walter Michot contributed to this report.

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