Police shootout in Miramar ends with man’s death

05/01/2013 6:24 AM

05/01/2013 7:25 PM

Miramar police have identified the man shot and killed in a late-night confrontation with police on Tuesday.

He was 28-year-old Jean N. Printemps of Miramar, according to Miramar Police Department spokeswoman Tania Rues.

She said Printemps died in the two-door silver Honda he’d carjacked in the 1400 block of Southwest 97th Avenue in Pembroke Pines about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said four people had been in the car but the suspect was alone when two Miramar officers in a squad car found him in the Mirabella development, Northwest 21st Street near Palm Avenue.

Rues said at least one officer and perhaps both fired their weapons, leaving the suspect “dead at the scene.’’

She didn’t identify the officers, a man and a woman, but said they’d been “relieved of duty pending investigation,’’ standard practice in police-involved shootings.

“We did recover a firearm from the vehicle,’’ Rues said.

The Broward Medical Examiner’s Office has the suspect’s body and police impounded the car, she said.

This wasn’t Printemps’ first carjacking. He was convicted of the charge in 2007 in Miami-Dade County, and according to court records, died owing $598 in fees and fines.

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