Suspect Killed In Miami Shootout Was Involved In Hate Crime, FBI Says

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

A suspect in an FBI hate crime investigation was killed during a Thursday night shootout with law enforcement near Miami International Airport.

Officers responded to the area of Northwest 7th Street and Northwest 72nd Avenue in response to a "wanted subject" who began firing gunshots at officers, according to the Miami Police Department.

FBI officials said the suspect exchanged gunfire with agents and officers from Miami-Dade Police and City of Miami.

Officials said the suspect fled the first scene near Northwest 57th Avenue and 7th Street and opened fire on officers before the pursuit ended. 

According to authorities, a rifle was recovered at the scene.

The suspect died at the scene. Authorities haven't released his identity but sources told the Miami Herald he is 40-year-old Alexander Carballido.

There were no other reported injuries, officials said.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.

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