Off-duty officer fatally shoots burglary suspect after teen son calls for help
MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) - Florida state authorities are investigating after an off-duty Miami police officer shot and killed a man who allegedly attempted to break into a home with the officer’s 13-year-old son inside.
Police say a person attempted to break into the back of a home Monday afternoon in West Miami-Dade, Florida. The 13-year-old boy inside the home called his parents to tell them what was happening.
His father, a City of Miami police officer, responded to the scene and confronted the suspect. Police say that’s when shots were fired.
Paramedics transported the suspect as a trauma alert to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The house reportedly belonged to the involved officer’s ex-wife.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.
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