A man who police said refused to put down his gun, instead pointing it at officers, died Sunday after he was shot by cops in Little Havana.
The shooting happened after officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at about 1:30 p.m. at 2482 SW Third St., Miami police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said.
When officers arrived, they found a woman with cuts, but the man wasn’t there, Burden said.
“He shows back up to the location not knowing police were there,” Burden said.
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That’s when there were reports of gunfire, but police didn’t say who fired first. Then the man got in a car, leading police to follow through Little Havana.
“He was driving erratically in pouring rain,” Burden said.
He finally stopped at Southwest 30th Avenue and Fourth Street.
“It’s just where he stopped and brandished that handgun,” she said. “The officers feared for their own safety when he failed to comply.”
The man was taken to Ryder Trauma Center where he died from his injuries, Burden said.
No officers were injured.
The woman was also taken to Ryder Trauma Center. She was listed in critical condition.
Like all police-involved shootings in Miami, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating,