Authorities Identify Man Shot By Police

Shots were fired on Southwest 21st Street and 68th Avenue and Fernandez died on scene

By Karen Franklin
|  Monday, May 14, 2012  |  Updated 5:41 PM EDT
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Authorities have identified the man they said was fatally shot by police Saturday in South Miami after he tried to run over officers in his vehicle and then fled the scene.

Orestes Fernandez, 42, was first confronted by South Miami police about the theft of a Rolex in a Bird Road jewelry store, authorities said. After he tried to run over officers in his car, he was was pursued by Miami-Dade and South Miami police.

During the pursuit, police said shots were fired on Southwest 21st Street and 68th Avenue, and Fernandez died on scene. No officers were harmed, but their names have not been released.

A surveillance video released earlier this week showed Fernandez, who has now been connected to the crime, trying on the Rolex in the jewelry store as a teenager stands by his side. With the watch still on, the man smashes through the glass door with the teenager running behind him.

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