Broward County

Armed robbery suspect shot to death by Miramar police in Liberty City following chase


What started as the armed robbery of a Western Union store led to a police chase and a gunfight between suspects and Miramar police officers in Liberty City on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

Officers shot and killed one suspect while another was detained for questioning, according to a Miramar police spokeswoman.

No officers were injured. Two Miramar officers have been relieved of duty with pay, which is standard in all police shootings.

Miami police are investigating the shooting.

According to Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues, the episode unfolded earlier in the day when the store was robbed in Miami-Dade — the exact location of the incident was not known.

A white Nissan Altima that police believed was used in the robbery was traced to a Miramar address. Officers drove by just as the car pulled up.

The Miramar officers tried pulling over the Nissan, but the driver sped away, leading police on a high-speed chase that went south.

“At one point, they were on I-95,” Rues said.

The chase ended around the 6800 block of Northwest Sixth Court, a rough-and-tumble residential neighborhood right next to Interstate 95. Exactly how the shooting unfolded remains unclear, but Rues said that at least one suspect is believed to have fired at the officers.

The names of the suspects and the officers involved have not been released. Authorities have not announced whether the second man will be charged.