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 for updates.

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