What began as a frantic call from a woman who said she had been kidnapped and thrown in the trunk of a car ended with a police-involved shooting that left one man dead in Southwest Miami-Dade.
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According to Miami Dade police, a call came in to 911 at about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday from a woman who said she was inside the trunk of a car.
Miami-Dade Lt. John Jenkins said “through investigative means” detectives were able to find the car in a wooded area around Southwest 355th Street and 180th Avenue in deep Southwest Miami-Dade.
Officers quickly set up a perimeter and K-9 officers and helicopters were used to find the woman, Jenkins said.
During the search a man exited the woods with a shotgun. An officer was forced to open fire, Jenkins said.
"The subject confronted one of our officers and pointed a shotgun," said Miami-Dade spokeswoman Jennifer Capote.
Jenkins said detectives believed that the man, in his 40s, was either the ex-husband or boyfriend of the woman. The woman was found unharmed in the woods.
“She was visibly shaken up, but OK,” he said.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.