The search for three suspects who police said shot at undercover officers brought a Brownsville neighborhood to a standstill Friday.
Armored vehicles and dozens of officers in bulletproof vests descended onto a residential area near Northwest 42nd Street and Northwest 23rd Avenue.
"We do know that they apparently did observe our officers conducting their detail and at that point was when the shots were fired," Miami-Dade Police Det. Elena Hernandez said.
The team in an unmarked car was working an investigation in an area Miami-Dade Police say is plagued by drug activity. Neighbors too rattled to speak on camera said the men disappeared into the labyrinthine neighborhood. Soon a police helicopter circled the area, as police dogs went on the hunt on the ground.
The suspects are believed to have barricaded themselves in a house, Hernandez said.
Aerial footage captured the moment when two people left the home at 4341 Northwest 24th Ave. and surrendered to police, their hands in the air. They were placed into patrol cars. Police said later that all three people of interest were in custody.
"One of the subjects that is in custody has been identified as the shooter and a gun was recovered from one of the subjects," Hernandez said.
Two of them were under arrest, and one was being held for questioning. Police have not released their identities.
One homeowner said that he was sitting in his rocking chair when the gunfire broke out just steps away. No one was hurt.
"It’s obvious that these subjects are roaming the streets armed and we need to try to get these type of people off the streets because they could have injured somebody, an. Innocent bystander, or one of our officers,” Hernandez said.