Man Who Threw Concrete at Police Car Shot By Officer in Miami-Dade

Officer shoots man during confrontation in NW Miami-Dade

By Brian Hamacher
|  Friday, Oct 19, 2012  |  Updated 9:34 AM EDT
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A photo released by Miami-Dade Police shows the patrol car damaged by a man who was throwing concrete.

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A homeless man who started throwing pieces of concrete at a Miami-Dade Police patrol car during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon was shot by the officer, authorities said.

Miami-Dade Police say the officer was conducting a routine stop of the man who was pushing a shopping cart in the area of Northwest 56th Street and 22nd Avenue when the incident happened.

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When the man, identified as 56-year-old Jack Scott, started throwing the concrete at the car, the officer fired, hitting Scott in the leg, police said.

Photos released by police showed chunks of concrete sitting next to the car, which had a shattered window.

Scott fled the scene but was quickly apprehended, police said. He was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition and later released back into police custody.

Police said that during the confrontation a crowd formed and they were screaming obscenities at the officer.

At one point, a man in the crowd, identified as 26-year-old Charles Woodson, released a large, aggressive dog on the officers, police said.

The dog bit one officer in the abdominal area before it was shot and killed by one of the officers, police said.

Scott is facing two counts of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and one count of throwing a deadly missile. Woodson is facing one count each of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest without violence.

Scott was being held on $25,000 bond and Woodson was being held on $11,000 bond Friday. It was unknown whether they have attorneys.

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