A Davie man was shot and killed in Liberty City on Tuesday after a confrontation with police in front of a pawn shop.
Miami-Dade police said they went to the shop at 7318 NW Seventh Ave. about 10:30 a.m. as part of an investigation into stolen items from Broward County being pawned there.
When police arrived, they saw their suspect, 40-year-old Charles W. Collins, and asked to see his identification. Collins told them his identification was in his car, police said.
They went to a 2012 Volkswagen GTI, and witnesses said it looked like Collins refused to leave the car when ordered.
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“They continued to tell him to get out of the vehicle, get out of the vehicle, and they refused,” witness Tim Brayden told Miami Herald news partner WFOR-CBS 4.
Collins put the car in reverse, police said, and accelerated toward detectives.
A detective opened fire, hitting Collins. He died at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
A woman in the car wasn’t hurt, but was arrested on an unrelated warrant.
The GTI had been reported stolen in Broward.