Miami-Dade County

Police-involved shooting leaves man in critical condition early Friday morning


This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
Up Next
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Officers responded to a police-involved shooting early Friday morning that involved an off-duty city of Miami police officer.

The shooting, around 2:15 a.m., happened after the officer dropped off a woman at a house on the 12700 block. As the woman, Diamond Watts, approached the door, she got into some kind of verbal altercation with a man who was inside the house, Miami-Dade police Det. Argemis Colome said.

The man in the house was identified as Antwan Brown, 29.

Brown “walked over to the officer’s car and an altercation ensued,” Colome said.

The officer fired his weapon, striking Brown, according to Colome.

The officer called 911 and was met by officers from the North Miami Police Department. He was not injured.

Miami-Dade police are not naming the officer at this time.

Brown is at Jackson Memorial’s Ryder Trauma Center in critical but stable condition, Colome said.

If you have any information on this incident Miami-Dade police ask that you call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477 or leave your tip at

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.