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MIAMI (ilmhunt) – A Miami-Dade Police narcotics officer was taken to the hospital after, investigators said, he was ambushed in a Miami neighborhood and grazed in the head while trying to make an arrest, leading to multiple street closures.
Officers said they have taken one person into custody and continued to search for another subject.
City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units have responded to the scene of the incident in the area of Northwest Sixth Avenue and 43rd Street in the Buena Vista West section, Wednesday afternoon.
7SkyForce hovered above the scene as officers set up a perimeter extending all the way to near Interstate 95.
Investigators said the victim was working a detail and was taking a subject into custody when he was ambushed from behind and shot.
The patient was taken by another officer to the Ryder Trauma Center.
Cameras captured several MDPD and Miami Police officers standing outside the hospital as they waited for news about the officer’s condition.
Ilmhunt has learned that the marked MDPD cruiser parked in front of the entrance, seen cordoned off by crime scene tape, is the one that transported the wounded officer.
Speaking with reporters late Wednesday afternoon, MDPD Director Alfredo Ramirez III said the officer was grazed in the back of the head and is expected to recover.
“Thank goodness he’s in good condition. We’re all very blessed that he’s OK. It’s a graze wound; this could have been totally different,” he said.
Ramirez described the subjects’ actions as cowardly and urged area residents to do the right thing.
“I’m asking the community, anyone who has any information, please provide that, and if you are harboring him, if you are helping him, you will be held to account as well,” he said.
Back at the scene of the shooting, cameras captured several unmarked police vehicles with their lights on driving through the intersection of Northwest Sixth Avenue and 46th Street, as a police chopper flew above the perimeter. MDPD armored trucks were seen heading south on Sixth Avenue shortly after.
Officers from Miami-Dade Police and Coral Gables Police were also seen, some dressed in tactical gear. SkyForce showed one officer running down the street while holding a long rifle.
Sometime later, MDPD and Hialeah Police officers in tactical gear and holding long guns were seen hanging on the outside of marked SUVs as they headed down a street.
A half-dozen MDPD officers holding long guns were seen going from house to house and pointing their weapons into parked cars. They told residents to remain inside their homes.
Ilmhunt has learned most of the police activity is taking place near 40th Street and Sixth Avenue.
Miami Police said officers have shut down several blocks, extending between Northwest Second and Sixth avenues and between 39th and 46th streets. Officials urge drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.
Ramirez confirmed officers have captured one of the subjects, while the other remains on the loose.
After night fell, officers were seen using laser sights and other police equipment to search for the subject.
“I will use every resource of the Miami-Dade Police Department to get you,” said Ramirez. “You attack my officer, you shot my officer, you will be held to account.”
Ramirez indicated the subject who is still at large is armed and dangerous.
“I’m tired of being in the hospital four times already for injured officers being shot and attacked, and this has to stop,” he said, “and if this continues, we will respond, because if you attack an officer, you’ re attacking the community, you’re attacking children.”
Police said the injured officer is an 18-year veteran of MDPD. He has since been discharged from the hospital and continues to recover at home.
“What it shows to the community is the risks that our men and women put themselves in each and every day to keep our community safe,” said Ramirez.
If you have any information on this shooting or the subject’s whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.
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