Miami-Dade police officer injured in Miami Gardens shooting
A Miami-Dade police officer was wounded in a shooting in Miami Gardens Monday morning, according to an agency spokesperson.
It happened in the area of Northwest 154th Street and 20th Avenue, near the city’s border with Opa-locka.
A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesperson said that medics took a “trauma alert patient” to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.
A Local 10 News crew at JMH said the officer appeared to be conscious and talking to medics upon arrival.
Video from Sky 10 showed what appeared to be a gun in a crosswalk at Northwest 154th Street and 19th Avenue, next to a number of evidence markers.
An officer stands next a gun after a Miami-Dade police officer was shot in Miami Gardens Monday morning.
Law enforcement sources tell Local 10 News that the officer, a member of the department’s Crime Suppression Team, was looking for a suspect in connection with another shooting over the weekend.
As they were taking out a home, a car pulled up and opened fire, sources said. The officer ultimately suffered a graze wound to the face.
Police established a wide perimeter in the area and officers from numerous agencies were at the scene.
They said they were still searching for suspects as of early Monday afternoon.
This is a developing story. Stay with Local 10 News and Local10.com for updates.