Authorities say a Homestead police officer shot a man in a pickup truck in self-defense.
Miami-Dade County police spokesman Javier Baez says the officer was searching for a stolen vehicle about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. He spotted the van and approached it.
At that point, Baez says, the man inside the vehicle suddenly accelerated.
Baez says the officer fired at the man in self-defense.
The Miami Herald reported the officer was not injured, but the driver was taken to Jackson Memorial's Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.
No further details were immediately available.