Police: Officers fatally shoot murder suspect by county jail

AP News
Posted: Jun 05, 2017 6:43 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Police in Florida say officers shot and killed a murder suspect near Miami-Dade County's main jail.

The Miami Herald (https://goo.gl/CLpnf8 ) reports the shooting occurred Monday afternoon in front of a group of bail bond offices across from the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. Officials say the shooting wasn't related to the jail.

A Miami-Dade police spokesman says detectives tracked down the murder suspect and approached his SUV. Two officers opened fire, and the 37-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. A gun was found near the shooting site, but it wasn't immediately clear if the suspect ever pointed it at officers.

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Police believe the suspect had used a screwdriver to kill another man a few days earlier and then stole his SUV. Officials weren't immediately naming the man.


Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com