A man was shot by a South Miami police officer Sunday evening after he made “an overt movement and ignored the officer's commands,” police said.
The shooting of Michael Gavin, 36, at a Shell Gas Station in Coral Gables, was the fifth police-involved shooting by a South Florida cop over the weekend.
Gavin was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. Also expected to survive are three males shot Friday night in South Miami-Dade after a Miami-Dade officer spotted them leaving a store in a stolen police vehicle. They were shot after a brief chase in which they crashed, police said.
Police said as the officer approached the vehicle, the driver steered it and moved toward him, forcing the officer to fire.
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Then late Sunday afternoon another man was shot on Northwest 79th Street at 16th Avenue after a brief chase. Police said they received word of a carjacking and two robberies in the area, when a detective spotted the vehicle identified in the crimes. It wasn't clear if the man fired at the detective before he was shot, but police said they recovered a gun at the scene.
Then later Sunday, Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said a South Miami officer was trying to pull over the vehicle Gavin was driving, when he stopped at a Shell station just outside South Miami. Police said the officer was escorting Gavin to the police vehicle when he disobeyed a command and was shot in the upper torso.
He's been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and resisting arrest without violence.