Crime

3 officers injured during ‘ambush’ and shootout in South Florida neighborhood

Aramis Khosravi, 32
Aramis Khosravi, 32 Miami-Dade Police Department

Three Miami-Dade police officers responding to shots fired at a Kendall home Tuesday night were injured during a shootout in what police called “an ambush.”

After barricading himself inside the home at 8001 SW 89th Terr., and an exchange of gunfire, Aramis Khosravi, 32, gave himself up, police said. He was not injured.

“Blessed the officers had the skills and training to seek concealment and cover, mitigating the direct line of sight from the perpetrator,” said Miami Police Director Juan Perez.

Perez said the three officers from the Kendall District suffered injuries from shrapnel and debris during the gunfight. One of the officers had small particles in his right eye. Police have not released the names of the officers.

Khosravi is charged with 10 counts of attempted murder of law enforcement officers.

It was just past 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when police received several 911 calls of gunfire at the home. When they got there, police said they found two cars in the driveway and someone inside the home was flicking the lights on and off. Officers then went around to the backyard where they found shell casings from a high-powered rifle, according to Khosravi’s arrest report.

Police then entered the home and almost immediately encountered gunfire, returned it and took cover after retreating outside the home. The suspect briefly barricaded himself inside before surrendering, police said.

The police officers were treated at the scene by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

“So thankful @MiamiDadePD Kendall police officers were not seriously injured as they were met w/gunfire last night,” Perez tweeted Wednesday morning.

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