What began as a call for a robbery in progress at a northwest Miami-Dade market Wednesday afternoon, ended with four people arrested, an unmarked police car shot and two smashed cars — one of which was not involved with the crime.
At about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, police received a call about a robbery at a market on Northwest 79th Street and 10th Avenue, according to Miami Dade police spokesman Det. Romelio Martinez. When a sergeant arrived, he realized it was a dispute between two groups of two men.
The sergeant spotted a gun in one of the men's waistband, Martinez said. The man started running and was picked up by a second person driving a silver Ford Fusion. That car was spotted by detectives in the department's Robbery Intervention Detail (RID) on the way to the original call. The detectives, in an unmarked red car, tried to get the car to stop, but the driver kept going.
"The subjects opened fire on one of our RID detectives striking the vehicle," Martinez said. A detective fired at the car; no one was injured, Martinez said.
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The car crashed into a pick-up truck at Northwest 95th Street and 24th Avenue, Martinez said. The driver and the passenger were arrested. Meanwhile, police arrested two men at the original scene. It wasn’t clear what the men would be charged with.