Miami-Dade police fatally shoot man during arrest attempt

Miami-Dade police responded to an incident Saturday morning in the Gladeview neighborhood that left one man dead.

After responding to a domestic abuse call, police officers were trying to place the man under arrest when a violent struggle for an officer’s gun ensued. Shots were fired and the man died on the scene, said police spokesman Lt. John Jenkins.

Jenkins would not identify the man, only stating that he was “a documented career criminal.”

A caller had warned the 911 dispatcher that the suspect, a 38-year-old white male, had an open arrest warrant, when the initial emergency call was placed at approximately 8:15 a.m. Officers confirmed there was a warrant for the man’s arrest for a robbery in Miami.

When the officers “attempted to make contact with the subject, a violent struggle ensued with the subject over the officer’s gun, at which time the subject was struck and pronounced deceased on the scene,” Jenkins said.

The two female police officers suffered “minor injuries,” said Jenkins.

A neighbor said he heard the altercation begin after police asked the man to turn around to be handcuffed. He then heard four shots fired, he said.

More than two dozen marked and unmarked police cars were at the scene outside 3201 NW 68th St., the residence where the shooting occurred.

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