A man was shot in the leg Sunday after he confronted Aventura officers with a handgun, the department said.
The incident happened at around 4 p.m. at Camden Apartments, 3150 NE 190th St..
According to police, a call came in reporting that there was a “an individual who was in crisis.”
When officers arrived, the unidentified man barricaded himself inside the apartment, police say.
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“Officers were securing the area and preparing to establish contact and negotiate with the subject,” the department said in a news release. ”The subject exited his apartment and confronted officers with a handgun.”
That is when at least one officer opened fire, wounding the man in the leg. He was taken to a nearby hospital with a non life-threatening injury, police said.
No officers were injured in the confrontation.
Aventura detectives are investigating the shooting.