Cops Shot at During Traffic Stop: Miami-Dade Police

Miami-Dade Police are investigating after someone opened fire on officers during a traffic stop

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    Miami-Dade Police are investigating after someone opened fire on officers during a traffic stop. NBC 6's Christina Hernandez reports. (Published Wednesday, May 7, 2014)

    Miami-Dade Police are investigating after someone opened fire on officers during a traffic stop.

    The incident happened Monday as the officers, members of the department Robbery Intervention Detail, were trying to perform the traffic stop in the area of Northwest 127th Street and 17th Avenue.

    The officers turned on their lights and the vehicle, a Cadillac, began to flee. As the officers followed the Cadillac, a second car, a silver Infiniti, pulled up behind the police car and opened fire.

    One of the stray bullets flew straight through Argendta Boellintz' window - scaring the woman who has lived inside for more than 30 years.

    "This whole glass here, the screen and all this, is just torn out," Boellintz said. "It's still there. You see the cracks in the glass."

    Police are canvassing the neighborhood in teams of two hoping to find someone who knows something about the shooting.

    "It's a step beyond just firing rounds," Miami-Dade Lt. Gadyaces Serralta said. "Now they are also doing it at police officers, that weren't even stopping them."

    One neighbor said, "That's why I always stay inside, protected. I always keep my dogs inside. I take care of everything."

    While no one was hurt during the shooting, it's hard telling what may happen next time - especially since these suspects were not only bold enough to open fire in broad daylight, but at police officers.

    "I hope they find them because it's too much," Boellintz said. "We're not safe."

    Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.