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BREAKING: Two Florida Officers Shot, One Suspect Dead

Doral, FL – Two Doral police officers were shot near Miami-Dade police headquarters on Friday morning.

The incident occurred just after 11 a.m. on Oct. 22 in the area of NW 92nd Avenue and NW 24th Street, WFOR reported.

“At approximately 11:10 a.m. there was an incident that occurred off-site,” Doral Police Department spokesman Ray Valdes said. “It resulted in some type of dispute. It resulted in one man chasing another man by vehicle.”

“Our officers were alerted to the incident that had occurred and were in the area,” Valdes continued. “They came upon a traffic accident where a vehicle had struck a tree and spun out of control. As our officers were observing this, the subject in that car jumped out of his car and opened fire.”

“He struck the officer’s vehicle several times,” he said. “The officer and other officers in the vicinity opened fire, they struck the subject. The subject has been pronounced dead.”

The police spokesman said two Doral police officers were wounded in the gunfight, WFOR reported.

“One received a gunshot wound to the chest, the leg, and the arm,” Valdes said. “Fortunately, he was wearing a bulletproof vest. The bulletproof vest stopped the round.”

“He was initially transported to Jackson West. The doctors there assessed his injuries and decided, as a precaution, to transfer him to Ryder Trauma,” he continued.

“The second officer received graze to the left cheek, either from glass or shrapnel, he was fine. He was transported to Kendall Regional,” Valdes added.

He said both officers were expected to survive, WFOR reported.

Valdes told reporters he didn’t know what had led up to the initial dispute.

He said the Doral police officers had no choice but to fire on the suspect shooting at them, WFOR reported.

“Undoubtedly. The officer, what he described on the radio, was a vehicle losing control and striking a tree. Before he can react, the gentleman that was in that vehicle jumped out of the car and opened fire on the officers,” Valdes said.

A large perimeter was set up after the shooting and multiple police agencies have responded to the scene located close to Miami-Dade police’s HQ, WFOR reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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