The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating after a man was fatally shot by an officer inside a Miami-Dade housing project Monday night.
The incident at Liberty Square, located at Northwest 66th Street and 15th Avenue, happened after police pulled a red Nissan over for a traffic stop, then discovered the two men inside the car were wanted by police for earlier crimes.
When one of the men ran, an officer gave chase and police set up a perimeter, according to Miami-Dade Police officials.
During some type of altercation, an officer shot the man who was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The officer was not harmed.
The other man in the vehicle was taken into custody and arrested.
As of Wednesday, it was not determined why either man was wanted.
Police have not released either of the men’s name.
Police also wouldn’t say what type of traffic infraction induced officers to pull the men over.