Two Miami-Dade County police officers were shot in their home, and the gunman died, cops say
Two Miami-Dade police officers were shot outside a home near Redland late Wednesday night before the gunman was killed, police said.
About 10:40 p.m., uniformed patrol officers approached the front door of the home at 22291 SW 162nd Ave. During the investigation. That’s when a man opened fire with a rifle, police said Thursday in a news release. Two officers were injured and police shot the man to death, according to county officers.
One of the officers, a 57-year-old man who has been on the force for 15 years, was shot in the face and arms, police said. The other, a 35-year-old man who had served seven years in the service, was shot in both arms.
Other officers transported the injured couple to Ryder Trauma Center in Jackson South, police said. A third officer, a 40-year-old woman who had spent 11 months in the department, was taken to hospital for a medical evaluation.
Police said the armed man died at home.
Authorities did not reveal the name and age of the dead gunman or say what they were investigating before the shooting.
“This type of violence toward my officers will not be tolerated.” Miami-Dade Police Chief Stephanie Daniels said in a statement. “Thank God they are alive today.”
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.